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Cannes Film Festival lineup features Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Leox Carax

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup of films from big-name auteurs — including Wes Anderson, Asghar Farhadi, Mia Hansen-Løve and Sean Penn — for its 74th edition, an in-person, summertime event that aims to make a stirring return in July after being canceled last year because of the pandemic.
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Cannes Film Festival Announces 2021 Official Selection with Pictures by Sean Baker, Sean Penn, Kogonada, Mia Hansen-Løve and More

A larger-than-usual Competition — 24 films — for its 2021 edition was announced today by the Cannes Film Festival, along with the Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard and other titles that comprise (for now) its official selection. Delayed from its usual dates in mid-May to July 6-17, the festival opens with the long-awaited Leos Carax Sparks-scored musical Annette and contains new features by Asghar Farhadi, Mia Hansen-Løve, Jacques Audiard and Nanni Moretti. Cannes also adds this year a new section, Cannes Premieres, containing films by festival veterans such as Oliver Stone, Kornél Mundruczo and Andrea Arnold. Among the American independent directors in the festival, Kogonada follows up his Sundance premiere, Columbus, with the sci-fi drama After Yang; Sean Baker appears in Competition for the first time with the Texas-shot Red Rocket; and Sean Penn returns to the festival with his thriller Flag Day. Also of note on the American independent front are Todd Haynes’s Velvet Underground doc and Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater (both Out of Competition); Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou in Un Certain Regard; and in the Cannes Premieres section, Ting Poo and Leo Scott’s Val, about Val Kilmer. And, held over from last year, when it would have premiered, is Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Also of note: in the Special Screenings category, an anthology film, The Year Of The Everlasting Storm, shot during this past pandemic year, with sections directed by Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
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Cannes: 2021 Lineup to Feature Sean Baker, Sean Penn and Record Number of Women Directors

It’s comeback time for the Cannes Film Festival as the world’s preeminent showcase for world cinema plans its return, announcing an official selection packed with big-name auteurs — such as Wes Anderson (“The French Dispatch”), Leox Carax (“Annette”), Paul Verhoeven (“Benedetta”), Sean Penn (“Flag Day”), Sean Baker (“Red Rocket”), Asghar Farhadi (“A Hero) and past Palme d’Or winners Jacques Audiard (“Les Olympiades”) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (“Memoria”) — as well as many notable women directors, including Hungarian helmer Ildikó Enyedi (“The Story of My Wife”) and “Raw” director Julia Ducournau (“Titane”).
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Wes Anderson and Sean Penn Will Bring Their Signature Whimsy to Cannes

What, no special programming for Shrek’s 20th anniversary? The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 2021 festivities, with a record 24 films in contention for the top Palme d’Or prize. The New York Times reports that Wes Anderson’s long-delayed The French Dispatch, Sean Penn’s con artist-centric Flag Day, and Leos Carax’s bizarre musical-comedy Annette are among the competing films, a list that includes new dramas from directors Sean Baker and Paul Verhoeven. Out of competition, Cannes will also be premiering a Todd Haynes–directed documentary about the Velvet Underground, an unofficial biopic about Céline Dion’s life, Oliver Stone’s documentary about the JFK assassination, and an international revenge drama starring Matt Damon in his finest Bass Pro Shops apparel. Despite pandemic delays, Cannes will be held in-person this year from July 6 to 17. Read on for the full lineup.
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Cannes 2021 lineup: Adam Driver, Timothée Chalamet, Sean Penn, more

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup of films from big-name auteurs — including Wes Anderson, Asghar Farhadi, Mia Hansen-Løve and Sean Penn — for its 74th edition, an in-person, summertime event that aims to make a stirring return in July after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Cannes: Matt Damon, Olivia Colman, Adam Driver, Sean Penn Among Major Names Heading to Fest — Or Not

There was no shortage of A-list talent in the 2021 Cannes official selection, unveiled on Thursday by festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux. Among the titles in competition, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch — which was already revealed as getting its world premiere, having first planned to screen in 2020 — offers the director’s usual red carpet busting ensemble of stars, including Timothee Chalamet, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson.
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Wes Anderson and Sean Penn among the line-up for Cannes Film Festival 2021

The annual Cannes Film Festival, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, returns on July 6-17 with its 74th edition - and, today, the full line-up was revealed. There are plenty of Hollywood names featured, including Wes Anderson, Paul Verhoeven, Oliver Stone, Todd Haynes and Sean Penn, and a decent contingent of female directors, such as Andrea Arnold and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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Wes Anderson, Sean Penn and more set for Cannes line up

The line-up for this year’s Cannes film festival has been unveiled – you can see the full list of films below. More than 2500 films were submitted for consideration to be included in this year’s festival, of which just 24 were selected for the event’s main competition. Two of the...
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Cannes 2021 Lineup: 10 Surprises and Snubs, from Sean Penn to Park Chan-wook

“Cinema is not dead.” It was a fitting opening remark to begin the morning press conference announcement of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where festival director Thierry Frémaux announced 63 films from around the world set to premiere at this year’s July gathering. Arriving on the Croisette one year after the 2020 edition was canceled, the lineup delivers a dense assemblage of cinema from around the world, some of which has waited for its big moment since the days before the pandemic.
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Wes Anderson, Sean Penn to headline Cannes return

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” and Sean Penn’s latest outing will be among movies vying for the top award at the Cannes Film Festival in July, as the cinema showcase plots a red carpet revival and coronavirus restrictions ease up. The world’s biggest film festival,...
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‘Citizen Penn’ Review: Sean Penn the Activist, in a Portrait Made for Believers and Scoffers

“Citizen Penn” opens in Hollywood in 2019, with Jamie Foxx, in high spirits, introducing Sean Penn at a benefit gala for Haiti. It doesn’t take long for the spirits to come crashing down to earth, as Penn, founder and spokesman of the J/P Relief Organization, hits the audience with a Debbie Downer buzzkill. The Russians, he says, are testing hypersonic nuclear weapons; populist demagogues are turning the world economy into a game; and climatologists, warns Penn, give us 11 years before “global catastrophic failure.” He adds, “Lies, greed, rage, sexism, and racism threaten to induce further violence in our own streets.” But then, just as you’re getting ready to see people streaming toward the exits, something funny happens. Penn says that it’s the cardinal rule of fund-raising not to bum out the crowd. He then spreads his hands and grins, acknowledging that’s what he just did.