The prestigious Cannes Film Festival earlier got canceled in 2020. The reason for cancellation of festival is stated very obvious as the COVID outbreak was leading across the world.
The festival has delayed its official press conference by one week. As per a report in Variety, the highly anticipated press conference was earlier going to occur on June 3. The shift in date has happened due to the immense number of submissions in the festival this year. Considering the COVID surge around the globe, Cannes will premiere this year on July 6. However, here is a brand new information for audience eagerly waiting, two films have been officially confirmed by Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux including Adam Driver and Marian Cotillard’s musical romance ‘Annette’ directed by Leos Caraz and Paul Verhoeven’s thriller ‘Benedetta’. The prolific Sean Penn might make his presence felt with the directorial feature ‘Flag Day.’ In the movie he is starring with his son Hopper Penn, daughter Dylan Penn, Miles Teller, and Josh Brolin. Da 5 Bloods director Spike Lee will preside over the competition jury overlooking the major selections as the festival will get wrapped on July 17.
As per the famous website, Variety, Cannes’s expect comeback of:
Jacques Audiard with Paris, 13th District;
Asghar Farhadi with his Farsi-language drama A Hero;
Nanni Moretti with Three Floors;
Julia Ducournau with the horror drama Titane;
Emmanuelle Bercot with De Son Vivant;
Mia Hansen-Love with Bergman Island, and Kirill Serebrennikov with Petrov’s Flu.