What's French at Cannes Film Festival 2019

We have one measly week before the most prestigious film festival of the year. See below for all the important French world premieres you need to be aware of. Welcome to the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes.

French cinema remains, year after year, a major reference on the world film map, and Cannes maintains its role as a launching pad – whether for international or French cinema – for the year ahead. The festival is also once again the sounding board for French coproductions: nearly 30 majority or minority coproductions have been selected this year, which is very important on a global scale. The world's greatest film festival is hence the ideal place to take stock of France's presence, more vibrant and open than ever.

This year, 7 French or majority-French films are in Competition within the Official Selection, among which the selection's only debut feature (Atlantics by Mati Diop), and 3 films directed by women (Mati DiopCéline Sciamma and Justine Triet).

Here are below the French films (or French coproductions) which are part of the official selection, of Un Certain Regard, and of the Directors' Fortnight:


Un Certain Regard:

Directors' Fortnight

For more information on the Cannes 2019 selection, click here.

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