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2020 Special Cannes
October 27, 2020 - October 30, 2020
The Festival will be at Cannes in this very special year, featuring part of the 2020 Cannes Official Selection. This exceptional event, organised in collaboration with the Cannes City Council, will be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th October.
This extraordinary “2020 Special Cannes” event will invite the general public to the Louis Lumière auditorium of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where four previews of films from the 2020 Official Selection, the short films selected in Competition and the Cinéfondation’s school films will be screened. A Jury, whose composition will be announced shortly, will award the Palme d’or for short films and the Cinéfondation prizes.
The event will open with Un triomphe (The Big Hit!) by Emmanuel Courcol and with Kad Merad, in the presence of the film crew and with the participation of Memento Films, and will conclude with the preview of Bruno Podalydès’ Les Deux Alfred (The French Tech), in the presence of the director and lead actress Sandrine Kiberlain, and with the participation of UGC Distribution. Asa Ga Kuru (True Mothers) (Haut et Court) by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, a regular at the Festival de Cannes, as well as the debut film by Georgian director Déa Kulumbegashvili, Beginning (Wild Bunch International) which just won the Concha de oro for Best Film as well as the awards for Best Director, Actress and Screenplay at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival, will also be screened.