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The 74th Cannes Film Festival of this year runs from July 6 to 17
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The organizers of the 74th Cannes Film Festival of this year want to turn the page of 2020 as the festival was canceled due to Corona pandemic. The festival, running from July 6 to 17, features various films genres, and hosts prominent gusts as Nani Moretti, Jacques Audiard, and  Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Cannes Film Festival


A slew of past Palme d'Or winners and arthouse favourites are set to return to Cannes as organisers announced the official selections for the competition on Thursday.


Among the 24 directors whose films are heading to the Cote d'Azur are Sean Penn for his new film "Flag Day", Italy's Nanni Moretti with "Tri Piani" and France's Jacques Audiard with "Les Oympiades". 


Usually slated for May, this year the festival was delayed until July. France will have lifted the evening Covid-19 curfew by then, although travellers may still face quarantine measures, including those from Britain.


Festival director Thierry Frémaux said there will be the usual parties and dinners as well as events to give holidaymakers on the Cote d’Azur a chance to enjoy the event, such as screenings on the beach. Cannes Film Festival


Covid-19 precautions will still be in force, however. “We won’t be kissing at the top of the steps,” Frémaux said.


Here are the 24 films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize, to be awarded by a jury headed by US director Spike Lee.


- "Annette" by Leos Carax, France 


- "The French Dispatch" by Wes Anderson, US


- "Benedetta" by Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands


- "A Hero" by Asghar Farhadi, Iran 


- "Tout s'est Bien Passé" (Everything Went Well) by Francois Ozon, France


- "Tre Piani" (Three Floors) by Nanni Moretti, Italy


- "Titane" (Titan) by Julia Ducournau, France


- "Red Rocket" by Sean Baker, US


- "Petrov's Flu" by Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia


- "Par un Demi-Clair Matin" (now known by the title "France") by Bruno Dumont, France


- "Nitram" by Justin Kurzel, Australia


- "Memoria" by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand


- "Lingui" by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad


- "Les Olympiades" (Paris' 13th District) by Jacques Audiard, France


- "Les Intranquilles" (The Restless Ones) by Joachim Lafosse, Belgium


- "La Fracture" by Catherine Corsini, France Cannes Film Festival


- "The Worst Person in the World" by Joachim Trier, Norway


- "Compartment No 6" by Juho Kuosmanen, Finland


- "Casablanca Beats" by Nabil Ayouch, France-Morocco


- "Ahed's Knee" by Nadav Lapid, Israel


- "Drive My Car" by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan


- "Bergman Island" by Mia Hansen-Love, France


- "The Story of My Wife" by Ildiko Enyedi, Hungary 


- "Flag Day" by Sean Penn, US  Cannes Film Festival


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Source: France24