Paolo Moretti, the successor to Edward Waintrop, head of the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, unveiled his first selection. This 51st edition, from May 15 to 25, is characterized by increasing titles and a strong delegation of French films that, for many, flirt with the fantastic or a singular universe.
Twenty-six feature films For his first selection at the Directors’ Fortnight, Paolo Moretti, defector of the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, who also worked for the Venice Film Festival, did not skimp on quantity. This number is well above the average of previous editions. At the press conference held again this Tuesday, April 23 at the Forum des Images, the new delegate general said that of all the feature films selected, sixteen will see their authors land for the first time on the Croisette. “The Directors’ Fortnight also has the role of bringing in new directors,” said Moretti.
Seven French films are part of this selection, opened Wednesday, May 15 by Quentin Dupieux’s Le Suede with Jean Dujardin and Adele Haenel and closed by Yves de Benoît Forgeard ( Gaz de France ) whose dare we hardly dare to pitch. Because Yves is none other than a smart refrigerator supposed to simplify the life to the hero Jerem (William Lebghil). In this comedy about rap and star-up, we also find Philippe Katerine and Doria Tillier.
For his second feature film, Shahrbanoo Sadat performs The Orphanage action in Kabul “and plays with the influence of Hollywood cinema.”
Cette 51e édition est aussi marquée par des retours de cinéastes qui
connaissent déjà la Quinzaine. C’est le cas de la réalisatrice afghane Shahrbanoo Sadat mais aussi Takashi Miike, preuve que le successeur d’Édouard Waintrop a décidé d’élargir sa sélection à tous les genres et à tous les continents du cinéma d’auteur.
Dans le cadre de la Quinzaine, le réalisateur américain John Carpenter, maître du fantastique, recevra le Carrosse d’or, prix annuel décerné par la Société française des Réalisateurs de films (SRF).
Since 2002, the filmmakers of the SRF have distinguished one of their peers at the opening of the Fortnight, which will also be marked by a masterclass of the American Robert Rodriguez and the presentation of a medium-length film by Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call me by your name , with a hollywodian cast led by Julianne Moore.
List of films from the 51st edition of Directors’ Fortnight
The Duke of Quentin Dupieux
Yves de Benoît Forgeard
Alice and the Mayor of Nicolas Pariser
And Then We Danced by Levan Akin
Ang Hupa (The Halt) of Lav Diaz
Canción sin nombre ( Song Without a Name ) by Melina León
Give Me Liberty by Kirill Mikhanovsky
Ghost Tropic of Bas Devos
Hatsukoi (First Love) by Takashi Miike
Huo zhe chang zhe (To Live to Sing) by Johnny Ma
Koirat eivät käytä housuja (Dogs Do not Wear Pants) from Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers
Lillian by Andreas Horwath
Oleg of Juris Kursietis
We’re going to fart Lech Kowalski
Particles of Blaise Harrison
Parwareshgah (The orphanage) of Shahrbanoo Sada t
Perdrix (working title) by Erwan Le Duc
Por the dinero (For the Money) by Alejo Moguillansky
Sick Sick Sick by Alice Furtado
Tlamess by Ala Eddine Slim
An easy girl from Rebecca Zlotowski
Wounds of Babak Anvari
Zombi Child by Bertrand Bonello
Masterclass Robert Rodriguez followed by Red 11
The staggering girl by Luca Guadagnino
Short and medium length
Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters by Beatrice Gibson
The Extraordinary Misadventures of Gabriel Abrantes’ The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady
Big Bouquet of Nao Yoshigai
Hãy Tinh Thuc Và San Sàng (Stay Awake, Be Ready) from Pham Thien An
I want you from Sergio Caballero
Movements of Dahee Jeong
Olla of Ariane Labed
Piece of Meat by Jerrold Chong and Huang Junxiang
Morgan Simon’s Ghost Pleasure
The Staggering Girl by Luca Guadagnino
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