Nine additional films have been added to the 2021 Cannes Film Festival lineup across five different sections including Where is Anne Frank?, the newest animated feature from Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir, 2008 In Competition); The Congress, 2013 Directors Fortnight) and a surprise film by the controversial Gaspar Noé (his 10th appearance at the festival) that stars legendary horror director Dario Argento. This new film, Vortex, a documentary-style film revolving around the last days of an elderly couple. It will appear in the new Cannes Premiere section. There are no new films being added to the official In Competition slate.
For Folman’s Anne Frank film, he was given unprecedented access Anne Frank’s diary, various texts and family archives. The film follows the journey of Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne dedicated her diary, who wakes up in today’s world, in Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, and embarks on a journey to find her in today’s Europe. It will premiere out of competition. The film will be released in France by Le Pacte and is being sold by Wild Bunch International.
The Opening Film of Un Certain Regard presented on Wednesday, July 7 and the film showed during the last screening of the award ceremony, on Saturday 17th of July, will be announced soon.
The 74th Cannes Film Festival opens July 6 with the world premiere of Leos Carax’s Annette with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, and a career award to Jodie Foster, who will receive an honorary Palme d’Or. The Closing Night film has yet to be announced.
OUT OF COMPETITION
Where is Anne Frank ? by Ari Folman (Israel)
Vortex by Gaspar Noé (Argentina – Italy)
starring Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun and Alex Lutz
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Mes frères et moi by Yohan Manca (France) – First feature
starring Sofian Khammes, Dali Benssalah, Judith Chemla, Maël Rouin Berrandou
Tralala by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France)
starring Mathieu Amalric, Mélanie Thierry, Bertrand Belin, Maïwenn, Josiane Balasko, Denis Lavant
Suprêmes by Audrey Estrougo (France)
starring Théo Christine, Sandor Funtek
Bill Murray’s party: New Worlds, the cradle of a civilization by Andrew Muscato (Greece-USA) – First feature
starring Bill Murray and the musicians from New Worlds: Jan Vogler, Mira Wang and Vanessa Perez
Mi iubita, Mon amour by Noémie Merlant (France)
starring Gimi-Nicolae Covaci and Noémie Merlant
Les Héroïques by Maxime Roy (France) – First feature
starring François Creton, Richard Bohringer, Ariane Ascaride, Clotilde Courau, Patrick D’Assumçao
Are you lonesome tonight ? by Wen Shipei (China) – First feature
starring Sylvia Chang, Eddie Peng