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Cannes Film Festival 2021: nine films complete the official selection

An animated film on Anne Frank, the biopic dedicated to the rap group NTM and the latest film by Gaspar Noé were added Thursday, June 10 to the Official Selection of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, its organizers announced in a press release.

Nine new films have been added, including Where is Anne Frank?, presented out of competition, by the Israeli Ari Folman, who electrified the Croisette in 2008 with another animated film, he, a documentary, Waltz with Bachir, left empty-handed but after having marked the spirits.

In midnight screenings, night owls will be able to discover two French films: the new opus by the Larrieu brothers (Paint or make love), Tralala, with their favorite actor Mathieu Amalric, but also Mélanie Thierry, Josiane Balasko, Maïwenn and Denis Lavant. The biopic dedicated to the rap group NTM will also be screened, Supreme by Audrey Estrougo.

Several first films join this selection, including My brothers and moi by Frenchman Yohan Manca with actors Sofian Khammes and Dali Benssalah (expected in the next James Bond), and Mi iubita, my love by Noémie Merlant, revealed in Portrait of the girl on fire by Céline Sciamma in 2019.

In the new Cannes Premieres section, intended for experienced directors, Gaspar Noé will present Vortex, with the cast of the Italian master of horror Dario Argento, who greatly inspired him, Françoise Lebrun and Alex Lutz.

The Cannes Film Festival has yet to announce the film chosen to open the Un Certain Regard section and the one that will be screened at the “last screening” after the awards on July 17, announced as a “surprise film”.

The composition of the jury, chaired by the American Spike Lee, as well as the poster for this 74th edition have not yet been revealed.

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