Cannes 2021: What Has Sold So Far, From ‘Flag Day’ to ‘Bergman Island’ (Updating)

Cannes 2021: What Has Sold So Far, From ‘Flag Day’ to ‘Bergman Island’ (Updating)
With Cannes pushed to July this year from its usual spot in May, many of the titles playing in competition at the festival, especially the English-language ones with wide commercial appeal, already have North American distributors or homes. And the bulk of the festival’s marketplace already took place two weeks ago during the virtual film market.

For instance, Cannes’ opening night film “Annette,” Leos Carax’s latest starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, will debut later this year through Amazon. Searchlight Pictures had intended to release Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” last year, but will do so in 2021 after finally bowing at Cannes. Apple has Todd Haynes’ documentary “The Velvet Underground,” and Focus Features has the the Matt Damon thriller “Stillwater,” both of which are playing out of competition.

While the festival itself will still be a hot spot for deals and networking, we’ve already seen a
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