Cannes Official Selection 2020: Premieres

The Lumière festival welcomes the Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The public will thus be able to discover premieres in the presence of the teams of new films of Cannes regulars such as Maïwenn, Thomas Vinterberg, Jonathan Nossiter, Lucas Belvaux or Sharunas Bartas; new names in the Selection such as Danielle Arbid, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Farid Bentoumi, Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma; the first works directed by Viggo Mortensen, Charlène Favier, Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, Suzanne Lindon, Samir Guesmi or Nicolas Maury; comedies by Laurent Laffite, Bruno Podalydès, Emmanuel Courcol and also the Hong Kong movie of directors’ vignettes and the latest animated film from Ghibli studios.


Falling-afficheFalling by Viggo Mortensen (2020, 1h52)
A man decides to bring his father home with him, since the latter’s wits are declining. He finds himself confronted with resistance and their stark differences… Viggo Mortensen intensely films the fractures and pain of the family psyche…
Theatrical release: November 4, 2020
Production: Percival Pictures

Sales: Hanway Films
France Distribution: Metropolitan Filmexport
Pathé Bellecour Sun.11 5:30 pm | Institut Lumière Mon.12 8:45 pm


Gagarine-afficheGagarine by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh (2020, 1h37, EngST)
When he learns that his inner-city housing complex is threatened with demolition, Youri decides to join the resistance... The story of a teenager with a predestined name in the first film co-directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, whose short films have gained acclaim in Clermont-Ferrand.
Theatrical release: November 18, 2020
Production: Haut et Court
Sales: Totem Films
France Distribution: Haut et Court
Comœdia Sun.11 6 pm


Des hommes -afficheHome Front by Lucas Belvaux (Des hommes, 2020, 1h41, EngST)
Two years after being called to Algeria, Bernard, Rabut, Février and others have returned to France. They remained silent and went on with their lives... An evocation of the leaden weight and silence that befell France after the " nameless war", with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
Theatrical release: November 11, 2020
Production: Synecdoche
Sales: Wild Bunch International
France Distribution: Ad Vitam 
Pathé Bellecour Sun.11  6:30 pm

Drunk-afficheAnother Round by Thomas Vinterberg (Druk, 2020, 1h55)
Encouraged by a theory according to which a slight drunkenness can open the mind to the world around us, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his high school teacher friends launch into the experiment... An ethically incorrect film, funny yet screaming in despair.
Theatrical release: October 14, 2020
Production: Zentropa
Sales: Trustnordisk
France Distribution: Haut et Court
Institut Lumière Sun.11 8:30 pm | Comœdia Mon.12 5:30 pm


vaurien-afficheRascal by Peter Dourountzis (Vaurien, 2020, 1h36)
Djé arrives in Paris penniless, with his charm as his only weapon. He takes every opportunity to work, love, sleep. And kill.
Theatrical release: January 13, 2021
Production: 10:15 Productions
Sales: Kinology
France Distribution: Rezo Films
Pathé Bellecour Mon.12 6 pm


teddy-afficheTeddy by Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (2020, 1h28, EngST)
One night during the full moon, Teddy is scratched by an unknown beast. In the following weeks, he is seized by curious animal impulses… A werewolf film transposed into a universe both naturalistic and highly stylized, with Anthony Bajon.
Theatrical release: January 13, 2021
Production: Baxter Films
Sales: Wtfilms
France Distribution: The Jokers Films
UGC Confluence Mon.12 6:30 pm


Origine du monde-afficheThe Origin of the World by Laurent Lafitte (L’Origine du monde, 2020, 1h38, EngST)
The story of a heartless man, in the literal sense of the word, but apparently alive... Actor Laurent Laffite’s first foray into filmmaking, a raucous and joyful spectacle, funny and confusing, with Vincent Macaigne, Karin Viard, Nicole Garcia.
Theatrical release: November 4, 2020
Production: Trésor Films
Sales: Studio Canal
France Distribution: Studio Canal
UGC Confluence Mon.12 6:45 pm


Au crepuscule-visuelIn the Dusk by Sharunas Bartas (Sutemose, 2019, 2h07)
A young man in a village in Lithuania at the end of WWII finds himself confronted with the grip of the USSR on his country... A work that reflects our current world, extremely contemporary.
Theatrical release: February 2021
Production: Kinoelektron
Sales: Luxbox
France Distribution: Shellac
Comœdia Tue.13  6 pm | Lumière Terreaux Wed.14  2:30 pm


Les 2 Alfred-visuelFrench Tech by Bruno Podalydès (Les 2 Alfred, 2020, 1h32, EngST)
Alexandre, dejected and unemployed, has two months to prove to his wife that he can take care of his two young children and be financially independent... A lively and moving comedy about characters overwhelmed by the modern world and new technologies, with the brothers Bruno and Denis Podalydès reunited.
Theatrical release: January 13, 2021
Production: Why Not Productions
Vente : Wild Bunch International
France Distribution: UGC Distribution
UGC Confluence Tue.13 8:30 pm

soul-affiche-importSoul by Pete Docter (2020, 1h40)
Passionate about jazz and a middle school music teacher, Joe Gardner (with the original voice of Jamie Foxx) finally has the opportunity to fulfil his dream of playing at New York's best jazz club.
Production: Pixar Animation Studios
France Distribution: The Walt Disney Company
Pathé Bellecour Wed.14 at 4:30pm

Seize printemps -visuelSpring Blossom by Suzanne Lindon (Seize printemps, 2020, 1h14)
Suzanne is sixteen when she falls in love with an older man… A promising debut film about an intimate age, with Arnaud Valois.
Theatrical release: December 9, 2020
Production: Avenue B. Productions
Vente : Luxbox
France Distribution: Paname Distribution
Pathé Bellecour Wed.14 6:30 pm


Passion simple-visuelSimple Passion by Danielle Arbid (Passion simple, 2020, 1h39)
The physical addiction between a married man living abroad and a mother... Burning adaptation of the bestseller by French writer Annie Ernaux, with Laetitia Dosch and Sergei Polunin, former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet.
Theatrical release: January 6, 2021.
Production: Les Films Pelléas
Sales: Pyramide International
France Distribution: Pyramide Distribution
Un film coproduit par Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma 
Comœdia Wed. 14 8:30 pm

A Good Man-visuelA Good Man by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (2020, 1h48, EngST)
Benjamin and Aude love each other and have lived together for 6 years, but Aude suffers from sterility. Benjamin, formerly Sarah, decides to carry their child... An extraordinary love story that plays on gender.
Theatrical release: March 3, 2021
Production: Willow Films
Sales: Pyramide International
France Distribution: Pyramide Distribution
Institut Lumière Thu.15 2 pm

rouge-afficheRed Soi by Farid Bentoumi (Rouge, 2020, 1h28, EngST)
The daughter of a union representative from the newly hired company and a journalist discover that the factory, pillar of the local economy, hides many secrets… The director's second film on a health scandal, with Zita Hanrot, Sami Bouajila and Olivier Gourmet.
Theatrical release: November 25, 2020
Production: Les Films Velvet
Sales: Wtfilms
Distribution : Ad Vitam 
Un film coproduit par Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
UGC Confluence Thu.15  7:30 pm

adn-afficheDNA by Maïwenn (2020, 1h30)
The loss of the filmmaker's adored grandfather triggers a need to get closer to Algeria... A maelstrom of tenderness and violence in which Maïwenn plays her own role, also starring Fanny Ardant, Marine Vacth and Louis Garrel.
Theatrical release: October 28, 2020
Production: Why Not Productions
Sales: Wild Bunch International
France Distribution: Le Pacte
Comœdia Thu.15 8:15 pm


Slalom-afficheSlalom by Charlène Favier (2020, 1h32, EngST)
The moment when everything can go wrong between a trainer/Pygmalion and his protégée, a young rising hope of alpine skiing... A film about the influence in the magnificent setting of the Alps, with Noée Abita and Jérémie Renier.
Theatrical release: January 6, 2021
Production: Mille et Une Productions
Sales: The Party Film
France Distribution: Jour2fête
Un film coproduit par Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Comœdia Sat.17 11 am

Ibrahim-visuelIbrahim by Samir Guesmi (2020, 1h19)
Ibrahim puts his father in a difficult position because of a crime he commits. The young man tries to repair his mistake... The first film by actor Samir Guesmi, which received four awards at the recent Angoulême Francophone Film Festival.
Theatrical release: December 9, 2020
Production: Why Not Productions
Sales: Wild Bunch International
France Distribution: Le Pacte
Institut Lumière Sat.17 4:15 pm

Last Words -afficheLast Words by Jonathan Nossiter (2020, 2h06)
2085. In a post-apocalyptic world, two survivors, the young Kal and an old man, Shakespeare, find the will to live again by viewing old film reels films… Cinema as the beginning and end of the world, as the principle of eternity, with Kalipha Touray, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Nolte, Alba Rohrwacher.
Theatrical release: October 21, 2020
Production: Stemal
Sales: The Party Film
France Distribution: Jour2fête
Pathé Bellecour Sat.17 4:45 pm | UGC Confluence Sun.18 3 pm

triomphe-afficheThe Big Hit  by Emmanuel Courcol (Un triomphe, 2020, 1h46)
To make ends meet, a struggling actor accepts to host a theatre workshop in a prison… Inspired by a true story, a real prison film with an extremely successful mix of young actors and veterans of the Comédie Française, as well as Kad Merad.
Theatrical release: January 6, 2021
Production: Agat Films & Cie
Sales: MK2 Films
France Distribution: Memento Films Distribution
Pathé Bellecour Sat.17 5 pm

Septet-afficheSeptet : The Story of Hong Kong by Ann Hui, Johnnie To, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-ping and Patrick Tam (Baat Bou Bun, 2020, 1h53)
Seven Hong Kong filmmakers join forces to recount, each in their own way, a period in the history of their country... A long-standing project, to which current events give particular resonance.
Theatrical release: December 9, 2020
Production: Milkyway Image
Sales: Media Asia Distribution
France Distribution: Metropolitan Filmexport
UGC Confluence Sat.17 7:45 pm
Septet : The Story of Hong Kong, initially scheduled for 7:45pm has been moved up and will start at 5:45pm

Garcon Chiffon-afficheMy Best Part by Nicolas Maury (Garçon chiffon, 2020, 1h50, EngST)
Jérémie, in his thirties, decides to leave Paris and go to his hometown, Limousin, where he will try to make amends with his mother... An autobiographically-inspired film where the director plays the main character, also starring Nathalie Baye, Arnaud Valois, Laure Calamy.
Theatrical release: October 28, 2020
Production: CG Cinéma
Sales: Les Films du Losange
Distribution films : Les Films du Losange
Comœdia Sat.17 9:30 pm (Screening canceled)

aya_et_la_sorciere_visuel2Earwig and the Witch by Gorô Miyazaki (Aya to majo, 2020, 1h22)
Growing up in an orphanage, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life will take a new turn when a strange family takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch.… Studio Ghibli makes a big comeback with an adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' s children's novel.
Theatrical release: 2021
Production: NHK / NHK Entreprises / Studio Ghibli
Sales: Wild Bunch International
France Distribution: Wild Bunch
Pathé Bellecour Sun.18 10:30 am

medecin-de-nuitA Night Doctor by Elie Wajeman (Médecin de nuit, 2020, 1h22)
Mikaël is a night doctor. He treats patients from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, but also those whom no one wants to see: drug addicts. His life is chaotic. He hesitates between his wife and his mistress, he is entangled with his pharmacist cousin in the trafficking of false prescriptions. Mikaël no longer has a choice: tonight, he must get his life back on track.
Production: Partizan Films
Sales: Be For Films
France Distribution: Diaphana Distribution
UGC Ciné Cité Confluence Sun.18 at 3:15pm

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