KEY POINTS

  • Cannes Film Festival has finally unveiled its lineup for its highly anticipated 2020 edition
  • Around 56 films have been selected for this year's event
  • Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" and Disney's "Soul" are two of the biggest movies to be screened this year

One of the biggest film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, has finally unveiled its lineup for its highly anticipated 2020 edition. The festival, which was forced to cancel this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now screen movies at different partner festivals around the world.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” and Disney’s “Soul” are two of the biggest films to screen this year. Anderson’s upcoming comedy-drama film is also one of the much-awaited films of the year, and it revolves around a group of people working in a European publication.

The staff of the media outlet decided to come out with a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: a kidnapping resolved by a chef, an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, and student riots.

The cast of the movie includes many A-listers of Hollywood like Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, and Bill Murray.

The movie was originally slated to release on July 24, but the “The Grand Budapest Hotel” helmer decided to change the release date to Oct. 16.

Another movie that will be nabbing all the attention is Disney’s “Soul.” The movie chronicles the journey of Joe, a middle-school band teacher portrayed by Jamie Foxx. He is quite passionate about music, especially jazz. Joe always wanted to be an artist, but his life did not go the way he intended it to be.

But everything changes when he travels to another realm and helps someone to find their passion.

The movie is being helmed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pete Docter. Docter is known for directing movies like “Inside Out” and “Up.” The voice cast of the movie also includes Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, and Questlove.

On the other hand, Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will be showcasing two of his upcoming movies, “Lover’s Rock” and “Mangrove,” at this year’s event.

The other notable movies to be included in this year’s lineup are “Falling” (Viggo Mortensen), “Sweat” (Magnus von Horn), “Peninsula” (Yeon Sang-Ho), and “True Mothers” (Naomi Kawase).

Here’s the full lineup of this year’s Cannes Film Festival:

Wes Anderson —  “The French Dispatch”

Pete Docter —  “Soul”

Francois Ozon — “Summer Of 85”

Naomi Kawase “True Mothers”

Steve McQueen — “Lover’s Rock”

Steve McQueen — “Mangrove”

Thomas Vinterberg “Another Round”

Maïwenn – “AND”

Viggo Mortensen— “Falling”

Francis Lee – “Ammonite”

Magnus von Horn —  “Sweat”

Pascal Plante — “Nadia, Butterfly”

Jonathan Nossiter — “Last Words”

Im Sang-Soo —  “Heaven: To The Land of Happiness”

Fernando Trueba — “Forgotten We'll Be”

Yeon Sang-Ho —  “Peninsula”

Sharunas Bartas — “In The Dusk”

Lucas Belvaux — “Home Front”

Koji Fukada — “The Real Thing”

Marie Castille Mention-Schaar —  “A Good Man”

Danielle Arbid — “Passion Simple”

Emmanuel Mouret — “Les Choses Qu'on Dit, Les Choses Qu'on Fait”

Ayten Amin — “Souad”

Ben Sharrock — “Limbo”

Farid Bentoumi — “Red Soil”

Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma — “Teddy”

Kamen Kalev — “February”

Elie Wajeman — “Un Medecin du Nuit”

Oskar Roehler —  “Enfant Terrible”

Nir Bergman — “Here We Are”

Ninja Thyberg — “Pleasure"

Charlène Favier — “Slalom”

Joao Paulo Miranda Maria — “ Memory House”

Jimmy Keyrouz — “Broken Keys”

Samir Guesmi — “Ibrahim”

Déa Kulumbegashvili —  “Beginning”

Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh — “ Gagarine”

Suzanne Lindon — “16 Printemps”

Peter Dourountzis — “Vaurien”

Nicolas Maury — “Garcon Chiffon”

Nora Martirosyan — “Should The Wind Fall”

Pascual Sisto —“John and the Hole”

Wei Shujun — “Striding Into The Wind”

Dani Rosenberg —“The Death of Cinema and My Father Too”

Dieudo Hamadi— “The Billion Road”

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw —  “The Truffle Hunters”

Xavier de Lauzanne — “9 Jours a Raqqa”

Ann Hui, Johnnie To, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping and Patrick Tam —  “Septet: The Story of Hong Kong”

Caroline Vignal — “Antoinette Dans Les Cévenènnes”

Bruno Podalydès — “Les Deux Alfred”

Emmanuel Courcol — “The Big Hit”

Laurent Lafitte — “L'Origine du Monde”

Laurent Lafitte — “Le Discours”

Goro Miyazaki — “Earwig and the Witch”

Jonas Poher Rasmussen — “Flee”

Aurel — “Josep”

The French Dispatch movie Pictured is the movie poster for “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun.” Photo: Searchlight Pictures