The Festival de Cannes revealed its 2020 Official Selection on 3 June. We are delighted to now showcase the films that the Selection Committee loved and selected.
This year's Selection marks a shift away from the Festival de Cannes' traditional structure, and is divided into six categories:
- The “faithful”, directors who have been included in an Official Selection before,
- The newcomers, included in the Official Selection for their very first time,
- The first features, in an extension of the Festival de Cannes' trademark passion for unearthing new talent,
- Three documentary films, a genre that has been represented in Official Selection for two decades now,
- Five comedy films, a genre that remains under-represented at Cannes,
- Four animated films: from France, Japan, Denmark and the United States.
The short notes were written by the members of the Selection Committee.
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) - 1h24
A documentary that sets out in search of the white truffle from Alba, Italy, prized by the great chefs and gleaners who sell it at astronomical prices. Without voice-overs, The Truffle Hunters tells the story of how an ancestral tradition comes face to face with contemporary business, the love between octogenarians and dogs with a sometimes uncertain sense of smell, on a stubborn and insane search – a journey through the heart of the forests of Piedmont. Presented at Sundance and produced by Luca Guadagnino.
Production : GO GIGI GO PRODUCTIONS LLC (Italia/USA/Greece) - Distribution France : SONY PICTURES RELEASING