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Cannes 2020, Critics’ Week, ACID,... films are labelled to exist!

Jun 11, 2020 9:40:33 AM / by Astrid Jansen

A selection, whether it’s Cannes, Venice, Locarno or Toronto, is meaningful to many filmmakers. Without a physical edition but with a label for the selected films, the Cannes Film Festival wants to give them opportunities. That’s how many artists can bring attention to their work. Generally speaking, for most festivals, it is only now that they are cancelled that the organizers understand the contribution of their physical edition.

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The Official Selection 

Most of professionals say they are delighted with the Cannes selection. Indeed, they hope it will help to boost cinema attendance as well as films notoriety. Those will be accompanied throughout their career and will be able to participate in other festivals. Among the big names Cannes represent, we can find Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen and Kate Winslet. Find also the most promising ones among the first features' list below. 

La Semaine de la Critique 

Despite the cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival due to Covid-19, the 15 selected works will represent this parallel selection devoted to first and second films. It was not an easy choice for many sales agent to accept that label. As Charle Tesson, Critic's Week Delegate General, said to Cineuropa earlier this week, "We gave them time, from the end of April to the end of May. They were undecided; initially, some of them wanted to postpone until 2021, then they said that there would be a backlog and that they’d rather take up the offer of a Label." And added : "we’re not entirely sure about the conditions which Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian will unspool within. Because what sales agents really want in a big festival is the presence of the international press, the presence of buyers and the presence of programmers from other festivals."

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ACID

The ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa diffusion) announced its selection just a few hours after Critics' Week, last Thursday, June 4. The youngest of the parallel selections of the Cannes Film Festival will also organise its 28th edition through a label. The first public screenings of the films will take place from Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 September at Le Louxor in Paris, then at the beginning of October at Comoedia in Lyon and at Gyptis and La Baleine in Marseille.

La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

While La Semaine de la Critique and Acid have announced their selections - films from those parallel sections will proudly bear the Cannes 2020 label, together with the 56 features of The Official Selection - the third parallel section of the film festival, La Quinzaine des réalisateurs, has decided not to give a selection for this atypical 73rd edition. It's clear that this section, as every year, was eagerly awaited, but Paolo Moretti announced to Le Monde that he would not be presenting a selection of works this year. As he explains to the french newspaper: "Making an official announcement seemed incompatible with most of the films we were discussing, as a significant number of them chose to wait until 2021 or to refer to the next festivals: Venice, San Sebastian or Toronto". But he precises also that  "We have drawn up a confidential short list of a few dozen films (out of a total of around 1,600 feature films viewed), and have informed their authors of the interest La Quinzaine has in their work," he explains, citing the particular context of 2020. 


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Label 2020 Festival de Cannes 

ALL MOVIES AND SELECTIONS 

 

Label 2020 Official Selection

THE FAITHFUL
(or at least selected once before)

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) - 1h43
Production : INDIAN PAINTBRUSH PRODUCTIONS / AMERICAN EMPIRICAL PICTURES - International Sales : FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES - French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) - 1h40
Production : MANDARIN - International Sales : PLAYTIME - French Distribution : DIAPHANA

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) - 2h20
Production : KINO FILMS CO - International Sales : PLAYTIME - French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 1h08 Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED - International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 2h04
Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED - International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg - (Danemark) - 1h55
Production : ZENTROPA - International Sales : TRUSTNORDISK - French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) - 1h30
Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - Ventes : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) - 2h06
Production : STEMAL - International Sales : THE PARTY FILMS - French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) - 1h40 Production : HIVE MEDIA CORP - International Sales : FINECUT

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we'll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) - 2h16 Production : CARACOL TELEVISION - International Sales : FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT 

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) - 1h54
Production : REDPETER FILMS - International Sales : CONTENTS PANDA - French Distribution : ARP SELECTION

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) - 2h06
Production : STUDIJA KINEMA/KINOELEKTRON - Ventes : LUXBOX - Distribution France : SHELLAC FILMS

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX - (Belgium) - 1h40
Production : SYNECDOCHE - International Sales : THE PARTY FILM SALES - French Distribution : AD VITAM

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) - 3h48
Production : NAGOYA TV - International Sales : NAGOYA TV

 

THE NEWCOMERS

PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) - 1h36
Production : LES FILMS PELLÉAS - International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) - 1h47
Production : WILLOW FILMS - International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) - 2h Production : MOBY DICK FILMS - International Sales : ELLE DRIVER - French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) - 1h30 Production : VIVID REELS

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) - 1h53
Production : CARAVAN CINEMA LTD - International Sales : PROTAGONIST PICTURES

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) - 1h26
Production : LES FILMS VELVET - International Sales : WTFILMS - French Distribution : AD VITAM

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Poland) - 1h40
Production : LAVA FILMS - International Sales : NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

TEDDY by Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (France) - 1h28
Production : BAXTER FILMS - International Sales : WTFILMS - French Distribution : THE JOKERS FILMS

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) - 2h05
Production : KORO FILMS - French Distribution : UFO DISTRIBUTION

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) - 2h
Production : SEE-SAW FILMS - International Sales : CROSS CITY FILMS - French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) - 1h40
Production : PARTIZAN FILMS - International Sales : BE FOR FILMS - French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) - 1h46
Production : NEMESIS FILMS - International Sales : WAZABI FILMS

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) - 1h34
Production : SPIRO FILMS - International Sales : MK2 FILMS

AN OMNIBUS FILM

SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam (Hong Kong) - 1h53
Production : MILKYWAY IMAGE - International Sales : MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION

 

 

THE FIRST FEATURES

 

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) - 2h14
Production : BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION - International Sales : PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL

FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) - 1h52 Production : PERCEVAL PICTURES - International Sales : HANWAY FILMS - French Distribution : METROPOLITAN FILMEXPORT

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) - 1h45
Production : PLATTFORM PRODUKTION - International Sales : VERSATILE

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) - 1h32
Production : MILLE ET UNE PRODUCTIONS - International Sales : THE PARTY FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES - French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) - 1h27 Production : BEBOSSA / MANEKI FILMS

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) - 1h30 Production : EZEKIEL

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) - 1h20 Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL 

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) - 2h
Production : FIRST PICTURE / O.F.A - International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) - 1h35
Production : HAUT ET COURT - International Sales : TOTEM FILMS - French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) - 1h13
Production : AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS - International Sales : LUXBOX - French Distribution : PANAME DISTRIBUTION

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) - 1h35
Production : 10:15 PRODUCTIONS - International Sales : KINOLOGY - French Distribution : REZO FILMS

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) - 1h48
Production : CG CINEMA - International Sales : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE - French Distribution : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Drop) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) - 1h40 - Copresented with l'ACID
Production : SISTER PRODUCTIONS - International Sales : INDIE INTERNATIONAL SALES - French Distribution : ROUGE DISTRIBUTION

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (Spain) - 1h38 Production : MUTRESSA MOVIES

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) - 2h36 Production : ALIBABA PICTURES

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) - 1h40
Production : PARDES FILMS - International Sales : FILMS BOUTIQUE - French Distribution: NOUR FILMS

3 DOCUMENTARY FILMS

EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (Downstream to Kinshasa) by Dieudo Hamadi - (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 1h30
Production : LES FILMS DE L'OEIL SAUVAGE - International Sales : ANDANA FILMS

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) - 1h24 Production : GO GIGI GO PRODUCTIONS LLC - Distribution France : SONY PICTURES  RELEASING

9 JOURS A RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne - (France) - 1h30 Production : ALOEST FILMS

5 COMEDY FILMS

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES by Caroline Vignal (France) - 1h35
Production : CHAPKA FILMS / LA FILMERIE - International Sales : PLAYTIME - French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

 

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) - 1h30
Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - French Distribution : UGC DISTRIBUTION

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) - 1h40
Production : AGAT FILMS & CIE - International Sales : MK2 FILMS - French Distribution : MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) - 1st film
Production : TRESOR FILMS - International Sales : STUDIO CANAL - French Distribution : STUDIO CANAL

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) - 1h27
Production : LES FILMS SUR MESURE - International Sales : CHARADES - French Distribution : LE PACTE

4 ANIMATED FILMS

AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) - 1h22
Production : NHK / NHK ENTERPRISES / STUDIO GHIBLI - International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) - 1h30
Production : FINAL CUT FOR REAL / SUN CREATURE STUDIO - International Sales : CINEPHIL

JOSEP by Aurel (France) - 1h20 - 1st film
Production : LES FILMS D'ICI - International Sales : THE PARTY FILM SALES - French Distribution : SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) - 1h30
Production : PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS - French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Label 2020 Semaine de la Critique 

FEATURES FILMS

After Love de Aleem Khan

De l'or pour les chiens d’Anna Cazenave Cambet

La Nuée de Just Philippot

Sous le ciel d'Alice de Chloé Mazlo

La Terre des hommes de Naël Marandin

SHORT MOVIES

August 22, This Year de Graham Foy

Axşama doğru de Teymur Hajiyev

Dustin de Naïla Guiguet

Forastera de Lucía Aleñar Iglesias

Good Thanks, You ? de Molly Manning Walker

とてつもなく大きな de Aya Kawazoe

Maalbeek de Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Marlon Brando de Vincent Tilanus

Menarca de Lillah Halla

White Goldfish de Jan Roosens & Raf Roosens

 

La sélection de l’ACID 2020

Les Affluents (Cambodge) de Jessé Miceli, avec Songsa Sek et Phearum Eang

Funambules (France) de Ilan Klipper

Les Graines que l’on sème (France) de Nathan Nicholovitch, avec Ghaïs Bertout-Ourabah et Clémentine Belly

The Last Hillbilly (France) de Diane Sara Bouzgarrou et Thomas Jenkoe

Loin de vous j’ai grandi (France) de Marie Dumora

Il mio corpo (Suisse) de Michele Pennetta

Si le vent tombe (France) de Nora Martirosyan, avec Grégoire Colin et Hayk Bakhryan

La ultima primavera (Espagne) de Isabel Lamberti, avec David Gabarre Jimenez et Agustina Mendoza Gabarre

Walden (Lituanie) de Bojena Horackova, avec Ina Marija Bartaite et Laurynas Jurgelis

Tags: cinema industry, cinema market, international sales, film market, Venice Film Festival, Film Festival, Cannes Film festival, Sundance, ACID, Quinzaine des réalisateurs, Semaine de la Critique

Written by Astrid Jansen

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