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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Invisible Demons
Invisible Demons
In the sprawling mega city of Delhi where the dangers of climate change are present not future, the film shows a world on the brink.
A Radiant Girl
A Radiant Girl
Paris, summer 1942. Irene is Jewish and French. She is 19 and living a life of passions - Her friendships, her new love, her desire to be an actress. Nothing suggests that Irene's time is running out.
Babi Yar. Context
Babi Yar. Context
Nazi troops massacre 33,771 Jews in Kiev over a two-day period in September 1941.
A Night Of Knowing Nothing
A Night Of Knowing Nothing
A poetic record of the experience of being a young Indian in a land of violence.
Aya
Aya
Aya lives on an island with her mum and brother, as flooding threatens her house, Aya makes a choice.
Medusa
Medusa
A woman who is part of a gang who hunt those who transgress their religious ideals, finds her values changing dramatically after she is injured.
Bigger Than Us
Bigger Than Us
Documentary about young environmental activists around the globe.
Întregalde
Întregalde
A group of people on a humanitarian mission arrive in a remote area of Transylvania to offer the inhabitants various goods, but when they try to help a disorientated local, things take a turn for the worse.
Small Body
Small Body
Italy, 1900. Young Agata’s baby is stillborn and so condemned to Limbo. Agata hears about a place in the mountains, where infants can be brought back to life for just one breath, to baptise them and save their soul. She undertakes a voyage with her daughter’s small body hidden in a box and meets Lynx, a solitary boy who offers to help her.
Softie
Softie
Things change for a sensitive youngster from a deprived area after a new teacher takes over his class.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

'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
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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