'French Dispatch,' 'Soul' announced as part of Cannes Film Festival 2020 lineup

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Cannes Film Festival reveals its 2020 movie lineup despite coronavirus concerns leading to the cancellation of this year's event. Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch,' Steve McQueen, Pixar's 'Soul' join slate.

"It was also because of the filmmaker’s hard work that we didn’t want to give up," Frémaux wrote on the Cannes website of the festival's decision to continue its 2020 iteration in some form. "We couldn’t send everyone to 2021. So, we continued our selection. And it was the right decision."

The 2020 slate was chosen from 2,067 total submissions. From there, the festival narrowed the main selection down to 56 movies — 15 of which are feature debuts, and 16 of which were directed by women . Typically held at the end of spring, Cannes is the most esteemed film festival in the world, and has launched highly anticipated titles from world-renowned filmmakers into its annual Palme d'Or competition. Across the last two years, the Cannes jury — led by

in 2018 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2019 — has presided over competitive lineups including future Oscar-contending titles like Spike Lee's

 

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