After two delays, the 2021 Cannes Film Festival is finally making its return. The 74th edition of the film festival is taking place from July 6 to 17 with 24 films set to make their debut. The festival is unveiling films from all over the world, including the U.S., France, Japan, Morocco, Finland, Russia, Iran and many others.
Oscar-award-winning director and screenwriter Spike Lee is taking on the role of president of the jury for this year’s festival after the 2020 edition was canceled. He will be tasked with handing out the coveted Palme d’Or at the festival’s closing ceremony.
Others on the jury include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Song Kang-ho, Tahar Rahim, Mati Diop, Jessica Hausner, Kleber Mendonça and Mylène Farmer. Jodie Foster will receive the festival’s honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on July 6.
The 2021 Cannes Film Festival will debut some highly anticipated films, including “Annette,” which stars Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, Wes Anderson’s star-studded “The French Dispatch” and actor Sean Penn’s “Flag Day,” which features his children Dylan and Hopper Penn.