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Cannes 2020 : The Paris region well represented in the selection

Tuesday 9 June 2020

The Cannes Film Festival is adapting to the health crisis we are going through and offers an exceptional official selection, free of sections as usual, but with 56 films that will benefit from the "Cannes 2020" label when they are released in theatres.

Between the official selection and the parallel selections, Film Paris Region has more particularly accompanied 6 films that you will be able to discover during this 73rd edition:


Official Selection

Podalydes - les deux Alfred

LES DEUX ALFRED - Bruno Podalydès
production : Why Not Productions

The film received Paris Region's Support Fund.

Casting : Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydes, Sandrine Kimberlain

Copyright Pyramide Distribution

LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU'ON FAIT - Emmanuel Mouret production Moby Dick Films

the film received Paris Region's Support Fund and received a specific bonus from the Paris region for its ecoproduction.

Casting : Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne


 GAGARINE - Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
production: Haut et Court.

the production team made the audacious bet to film in the old disused city "Gagarine" in Ivry-sur-Seine. A "risky" shoot accompanied by Film Paris Region, which made the link between the production and Grand Paris Aménagement and helped the production in its search for alternative locations.

The film received Paris Region's Support Fund and received a specific bonus from the Paris region forits ecoproduction.

Casting : Lyna Khoudri, Alseni Bathily, Jamil McCraven, Finnegan Oldfield, Farida Rahouadj

 The Big Hit Duchili Com

UN TRIOMPHE (The Big Hit) - Emmanuel Courcol
production Agat Films & Cie

The production took place in the prison of Meaux in the Paris region. Film Paris Region accompanied the team in its search for locations.

the film received Paris Region's Support Fund.

Casting :  Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker

 Garcon Chiffon

 GARCON CHIFFON - Nicolas Maury
production CG Cinema

Film Paris Region, worked with the production director and then one of the scouting agents from the very beginning of the preparation of this first feature film. The team was offered a wide variety of locations: apartments, town hall, theatre etc.

Casting :  Nathalie Baye, Nicolas Maury, Arnaud Valois

Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2020


production:  Moby Dicks

Shot partly in the Transpalux studios at Bry-sur-Marne in the Paris region, the film benefited from the expertise of Film Paris Region for most of its location research, and was also connected with several institutions including the confederation of university presidents and the "Pôle Lycée" from te Paris Region.

Casting : Alba Rohrwacher, Wajdi Mouawad


4 other fictions also benefited from the Region's support fund, distributed among the different labels created for this 73rd exceptional edition:

- Passion simple, production : Les Films Pelléas

- Un médecin de nuit, production : Artizan Films

- Seize Printemps, production : Avenue B Productions

Un triomphe (The Big Hit), production : Agat Films & Cie

and 1 documentary :

- Neuf Jours à Raqqa, production : Aloest Films

 The region also supported Ilan Klipper's documentary film Les Funambules, (Les Films du Bal production), presented at ACID.

Finally, congratulations to João Paulo Miranda Maria and Déa Kulumbegashvili for the nomination of their film in the Official Selection. Both directors took advantage of the Cinéfondation's residence to write their films: Casa de Antiguidades and Au commencement.

Joao Dea