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12 Films That Were Supposed To Play At Cannes 2020

With this year's festival edging ever closer to cancellation, here's what would have screened.

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Like the rest of the world, the entertainment industry is currently in a state of uncertainty due to the chaos that’s engulfing the globe. But while it looks as if this year’s Cannes Film Festival will inevitably be cancelled, there’s now an update on what movies were reportedly due to screen at Cannes.

Via Screen Daily, the original plan was for the event to show Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Solo, Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, Bruno Dumont’s On a Half Clear Morning, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir II, Andrea Arnold’s Cow, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Corinna Faith’s The Power, Francois Ozon’s Summer of 85, Leos Carax’s Annette, and the hotly anticipated, long-gestating Top Gun: Maverick.

Right now, the organisers of Cannes Film Festival are looking at any and every way possible to push ahead with the event in some capacity, but the reality of Cannes taking place this year is looking increasingly slim with each passing week.

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Originally, the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was set to run from May 12 to May 23. Last month, the call was made to push the festival back to June or July, and as of yesterday officials publicly stated how it would not be possible to have Cannes take place “in its original form”.

As it stands, this year’s incarnation of the world’s biggest film festival has not been outright cancelled, yet it’s hard to see how it would be possible to run such an event in the current climate.

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