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Making a glorious return after a year in which it could not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival is packed full of exciting new work from some of the world's most esteemed directors and most promising newcomers. It's taking place a little later in the year than usual due to pandemic concerns and there will be strict hygiene measures in operation, but there's still plenty to enjoy.

The festival runs from 6 to 17 July.

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A woman becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
A TV journalist's career, home life, and psychological stability are shaken after a driving accident.
A little girl faces a moral dilemma after she sees her brother being bullied.
The Restless
The Restless
A family struggles with the father's bipolar disorder.
The Tale Of King Crab
The Tale Of King Crab
Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano - a drunk who locks horns with the head of the region over right of passage and is later exiled.
The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
Jane By Charlotte
Jane By Charlotte
The director's portrait of her mother.
Marx Can Wait
Marx Can Wait
Camillo died in 1968. Almost 50 years later, Marco gathers his whole family for a lunch. With his family he wonders about Camillo, his twin, and life.
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
Cinematic collage that is as much about New York of the period as it is about the rise and fall of the seminal band.
A portrait of Italy observed through the eyes of teenagers who talk about the places they live in and imagine themselves, torn between the opportunities that surround them, the dream of what they want to become, the fear of failing, the trials they hope to overcome.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

Ideas create the aesthetic
Ed Lachman on Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, and shooting interviews for The Velvet Underground
A participant observer
Ed Lachman on Songs For Drella, Lou Reed, John Cale, and The Velvet Underground
'I wanted to make something that was celebratory'
Director Clio Barnard on Ali & Ava as she dials in to Cannes
Breaking the ice with sex in Texas
Red Rocket director realises dream of bringing his underdogs to Cannes
Stone back on the barricades
JFK director returns to Kennedy assassination in Cannes
Andrea scores herd immunity in Cannes
Director’s first documentary reveals a surprising scene-stealer called Luma
Anderson’s stars make an entrance - by bus
Swinton, Chalamet and co aboard for ovation at Cannes premiere
'I relied so much on Dylan’s face to tell the story'
Flag Day director Sean Penn on Trump, parenting and working with his daughter
'I think the media gave up on me because I was boring'
Stillwater star Matt Damon on staying out of spotlight
'I’m always amazed people are shocked by sex in movies'
Benedetta director Paul Verhoeven on religion, nudity, and sexuality
Team Tilda make a splash
Mother and daughter reunion for a Cannes ovation
Jodie’s turn to take the honours
Ultimate Cannes accolade decades after Taxi Driver hit the Riviera
Cotillard into the unknown with Carax
Why Cannes opener's singing star was left running scared
Cannes returns with spark and Spike
Frémaux gambles on power of cinema to fight back from Covid
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir

Cannes Film Festival News

Palme Dog Souvenir for Swinton
Tilda picks up award for co-stars Rosy, Dora, and Snowbear
And the Cannes winner is - Titane
Jury President Spike Lee jumps the gun at unpredictable awards ceremony
Fipresci announces prizes
Critics select Playground, Drive My Car and Feathers
Unclenching The Fists takes Un Certain Regard prize
Women to the fore as jury announces Cannes accolades
Covid hits Cannes star appearance
Léa Seydoux isolating Paris while four films set to premiere
Gaza Mon Amour takes top prize in the Critics Awards for Arab Films
Romantic drama's Abbass named best actress
Mask reprimand from Cannes supremo
Complaints about stars flouting Covid regulations on red carpet
Cannes changed Spike’s world
Jury president reveals how Festival had a big impact on his career
Testing time for all in Cannes
Festival director justifies protocols versus glamour
Japanese animation added to Cannes mix
Belle is the culmination of a dream for director Mamoru Hosoda
Thierry strikes gold in Cannes
French actress to head Camera d’or jury
Dujardin spy spoof to close Cannes
Guy Bedos takes over reins of French franchise
Cousins' passion continues in Cannes
Premiere of final chapter exploring history of film
Cannes adds more new titles
Dario Argento makes acting début for Gaspar Noë
Binoche to open Cannes Directors’ Fortnight
New titles from Joanna Hogg and Clio Barnard in the line-up
Cannes puts its sunny side up
Penn, Audiard, Carax, Arnold, Verhoeven in line-up
Cannes honours Jodie Foster
Palme d’Or for one of Festival’s most ardent fans
Verhoeven returns to Cannes
Lesbian drama confirmed for festival’s Official Competition
Carax musical to open Cannes
Cotillard and Driver star in director’s first English foray
Spike Lee back to head Cannes jury
Director keeps faith with July edition of festival
Czech festival switch to avoid Cannes
Karlovy Vary moves to August in hope of vaccine safety reprieve
Cannes moves to July
New dates confirmed by organisers

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