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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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After Yang
After Yang
In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection, and loss after its A.I. helper unexpectedly breaks down.
Hold Me Tight
Hold Me Tight
A woman leaves her family - or does she?
Hit The Road
Hit The Road
Drama based around a road trip in a borrowed car.
Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
The Innocents
The Innocents
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking.
A Brighter Tomorrow
A Brighter Tomorrow
A thief tries to reconnect with his estranged girlfriend and child.
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.
Bloody Oranges
Bloody Oranges
A retired couple entering a dance contest, a corrupt politician, a girl eager to lose her virginity, and a young lawyer obsessed with social status - a seemingly benign look into these daily lives goes haywire in this shocking black comedy.
A close-up portrait of the daily lives of two cows.
Neptune Frost
Neptune Frost
The love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

A feeling of being there
Vincent Maël Cardona in conversation with Ed Bahlman on the music in Magnetic Beats
Future imperfect
Kogonada and Justin H Min on construction of identity and catching up to grief in After Yang
Binoche at the end of her tether
Reality bites with the women workers on the frontline in Between Two Worlds
Absolutely imperfect
Arnaud Desplechin on Denis Podalydès and Emmanuelle Devos in Deception
Baptism of fire with Audiard
Paris, 13th District star Lucie Zhang on intimacy, acting techniques and Cannes high heels
On the crest of a wave
Martyn Robertson on Ride The Wave and surfing star Ben Larg
Love and sex in lockdown
Audiard gets under the covers with young singles in Paris, 13th District
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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