Your information to the main distribution offers from Cannes 2021
With the awards all introduced, the mud has begun to decide on the 2021 Cannes Movie Competition, which implies the general public will shift gears from awaiting opinions to awaiting launch dates. Although French cinemas are already displaying off the likes of Titane and Annette, cinephiles within the UK and US should wait till later this 12 months – or in some circumstances, properly past that – to get eyeballs on the buzzier titles out of the Croisette.
For the sake of group and calendar upkeep, we’ve taken the freedom of amassing all of the distribution data for the alternatives of this 12 months’s Cannes, each new and pre-festival. A lot of the movies under have but to obtain launch dates, however these are those to maintain observe of, now on target for a theatrical run within the close to future.
American upstart distributor NEON was out in full pressure at Cannes, the place in 2019 they snatched up the box-office smash and eventual Finest Image winner Parasite proper earlier than it gained the Palme. This 12 months, they got here already repping Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, however nonetheless made three large will get on-site.
In a repeat of earlier occasions, they laid declare to Julia Ducournau’s auto-erotica crowd-pleaser Titane simply earlier than it took the pageant’s prime prize, in addition to Jonas Carpignano’s Italian neorealist gangster image A Chiara and Joachim Trier’s quarter-life disaster drama The Worst Individual within the World. In all circumstances, they’ve solely received rights for North America. (Film4 and Altitude will deal with Titane for the UK and Eire.)
MUBI will convey some large names to the UK, nevertheless, having picked up The Worst Individual within the World, Memoria, Annette, Benedetta, Mia Hansen-Løve’s well-reviewed Bergman Island and Andrea Arnold’s documentary Cow. They’ve additionally received the rights to Un Sure Regard winner Unclenching the Fists (a younger lady plans to flee her small city in Russia), Nice Freedom (a German image following a person imprisoned in postwar Germany on costs of homosexuality) and Competitors minimize Lingui (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s shattering depiction of adlescent being pregnant in his native Chad).
British moviegoers may even be happy to be taught that Picturehouse has snapped up Gaspar Noé’s Vortex, a portrait of outdated age and oblivion that includes Dario Argento, along with The Memento Half II which was introduced pre-festival. As for Francois Ozon’s The whole lot Went Positive, each the US and UK will see the movie via a partnership between Curzon and Cohen Media Group. (Independently, Curzon may even launch the Director’s Fortnight decide Between Two Worlds, starring Juliette Binoche, and Jacques Audiard’s Paris, thirteenth District.)
Stateside viewers can look to IFC for a trio of titles from Cannes regulars: Bergman Island, Paul Verhoeven’s controversy-courting nunapalooza Benedetta, and Paris, thirteenth District. With two apiece, there’s Amazon (Annette, in addition to Asghar Farhadi’s newest chamber drama A Hero), and Sony Footage Classics (Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No 6, together with Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday). Indie darlings A24 have three options up their sleeve: the Val Kilmer documentary Val, Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Icelandic farming fantasy Lamb and Sean Baker’s Simon Rex comeback-launcher Pink Rocket.
Another odds and ends for the US market embrace Oscilloscope with the Director’s Fortnight success Clara Sola from rookie director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén; MGM with the Sean Penn brick Flag Day; Apple with Todd Haynes’ long-awaited Velvet Underground documentary; Focus Options with the favored Blue Bayou directed by Justin Chon; and Searchlight Footage with Wes Anderson’s polarizing The French Dispatch.