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Cannes Film Festival Lineup 2020: ‘Ammonite’ and Double Dose of Steve McQueen Among 56 Films, No Women of Color Included

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the tiny leaves will still be prominent on marketing posters for the entries…

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The Cannes Film Festival may not have happened but that isn’t stopping the prestige and curved leaves from appearing around the year’s most anticipated films. Thierry Fremaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, unveiled the Official Selection, comprising of 56 films.

Originally scheduled for May 12 to May 23, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the French festival to cancel its yearly festivities. The list of films down below will have the honor of carrying the Cannes brand to other film festivals this year and next.

Click on the title to go to the Circuit Movie Pages to read about the synopsis, stars, and crew.

The festival has received criticism in recent years with its lack of diversity and representation in its lineup and while this year showcases a record number of women directors, representing many continents, no women of color are included. In fact, only Steve McQueen‘s surprise double entries (“Lovers Rock” and “Mangrove“) is the only movies helmed by a person of color, among 50 directors.

It was also announced that Pierre Lescure was re-elected to serve a third term as Cannes President.

You can see the gallery of some of the film’s that are among the lineup down below:


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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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