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CANNES 2016 Un Certain Regard

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New talents spearhead Un Certain Regard

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- Di Giusto, Dudok de Wit, Mordini, Mirica, Kuosmanen and the Coulin sisters are heading to Cannes to represent Europe in Un Certain Regard

New talents spearhead Un Certain Regard
The Red Turtle by Michael Dudok de Wit

Unveiled today in Paris along with the entirety of the official selection (read the article) of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May 2016), the Un Certain Regard programme rustled up by General Delegate Thierry Frémaux includes a total of 17 features, a figure that may well increase slightly in the days to come, as has often been the case for the previous editions. And the editorial policy is clearly one of spotlighting young talents, probably to contrast with the official competition, which abounds with bankable names.

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Six movies by European filmmakers stand out on the line-up, including two by French directors: The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
 by Delphine and Muriel Coulin (read the article) and the feature debut The Dancer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Stéphanie Di Giusto (read the article).

Already represented twofold in the competition, Romania is also very much present in Un Certain Regard with a feature debut: Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]
 by Bogdan Mirica (read the article). 

Italy will be banking on Pericle the Black [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stefano Mordini
film profile
]
by Stefano Mordini (who made a name for himself in competition at Berlin in 2005 with his feature debut, Smalltown, Italy, and screened his second opus, Steel [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stefano Mordini
film profile
]
, in the Venice Days in 2012), a movie co-produced by France and Belgium (courtesy of the Dardenne brothers), which sees Riccardo Scarmacio and Marina Foïs in the lead roles. 

Two other European feature debuts are in the showcase with The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen and the eagerly awaited animated title The Red Turtle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Dutch filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit (read the news).

Besides the clear decision to give pride of place to fresh faces, we should nonetheless point out the presence of a number of well-known names, such as those of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda and Israel’s Eran Kolirin.

Here is the complete list of films selected:

Un Certain Regard:

Inversion (Varoonegi) - Behnam Behzadi (Iran)
Apprentice [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Boo Junfeng (Singapore/Germany/France/Hong Kong/Qatar)
The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
 - Delphine & Muriel Coulin (France/Greece)
The Dancer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Stéphanie di Giusto (France/Belgium)
Clash [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Mohamed Diab (Egypt/France)
The Red Turtle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Michael Dudok de Wit (France/Japan)
Harmonium [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (Fuchi ni tatsu)
 - Kôji Fukada (Japan/France)
Personal Affairs (Omor shakhsiya) - Maha Haj (Israel)
Beyond the Mountains and Hills [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (Me'ever Laharim Vehagvaot)
 - Eran Kolirin (Israel/Germany/Belgium)
After the Storm - Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juho Kuosmanen
film profile
]
(
Hymyilevä Mies)
 - Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)
Francisco Sancti's Long Night (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis) - Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa (Argentina)
Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]
 - Bogdan Mirica (Romania/France/Bulgaria)
Pericle The Black [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stefano Mordini
film profile
]
 - Stefano Mordini (Italy/Belgium/France)
The Transfiguration - Michael O'Shea (US)
Captain Fantastic - Matt Ross (US)
The Student (Uchenik) - Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

(Translated from French)

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