Nine UK feature films and two shorts have been announced in selection for Cannes Film Festival 2021 from 6 to 17 July.

Mark Cousin’s final chapter in his documentary series, The Story of Film: A New Generation, will have an exclusive screening for the launch of the official selection on 6 July. A second Mark Cousins documentary, The Storms of Jeremy Thomas, celebrating the life and times of the legendary UK producer, will screen in Cannes Classics.

UK titles announced for new section Cannes Premiere are world premieres of Cow, the new documentary from acclaimed director Andrea Arnold, and Mothering Sunday, the latest feature from Eva Husson with a screenplay by Alice Birch.

Screening in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2021 are highly anticipated world premieres of UK films: Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical The Souvenir Part II, following her acclaimed 2019 film The Souvenir, which will get a special screening, and Ali & Ava, written and directed by Clio Barnard.

Short films screening include Diego Marcon’s The Parents’ Room in selection for Directors’ Fortnight Shorts, and NFTS graduate Lina Kalcheva’s Other Half screening in Cinéfondation 2021.

Cannes Premieres

Cow - dir. Andrea Arnold
(UK) world premiere

Mothering Sunday - dir. Eva Husson
(UK) world premiere

Directors’ Fortnight

Ali & Ava - dir. Clio Barnard
(UK) world premiere

The Souvenir Part II - dir. Joanna Hogg
(UK) world premiere

Special screening

The Souvenir - dir. Joanna Hogg

An exclusive screening for the launch of the official selection (also in Cannes Classics)

The Story of Film: A New Generation – dir. Mark Cousins

(UK) world premiere

Cannes Classics

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas - dir. Mark Cousins
(UK) world premiere

Friendship’s Death (1987) - dir. Peter Wollen

I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) — dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Directors’ Fortnight (shorts)

The Parents’ Room – dir. Diego Marcon

(UK/Italy) world premiere

Cinefondation (shorts)

Other Half – dir. Lina Kalcheva