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CANNES 2016 ACID

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Seven world premieres for Cannes' ACID

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- The Croisette will host nine independent films as part of an alternative line-up taking place alongside the Cannes Film Festival

Seven world premieres for Cannes' ACID
Le parc by Damien Manivel

The ACID (Association for Independent Film Distribution) will present nine feature films (seven of which will be having their world premieres and one of which will be having its international premiere) from 12-21 May on the Croisette, against the backdrop of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. All of the selected movies were either produced or co-produced by France.

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Standing out from the line-up are Damien Manivel’s Le Parc [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (the director is renowned for his first feature film, A Young Poet [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, which received a Special Mention at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmakers of the Present section) and Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film La jeune fille sans mains [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(the first feature from the filmmaker, who has been acclaimed for his shorts, notably at Annecy).

Filmmakers who have already participated in ACID’s Cannes showcase have also been selected, such as Emmanuel Parraud with Sac la mort [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (unveiled at Entrevues Belfort; his second feature film, after Avant-poste was screened on the Croisette in 2009), Fabianny Deschamps with Isola [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (the filmmaker appeared at Cannes in 2014 with her first feature film, New Territories [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Sébastien Betbeder with Le voyage au Groenland [+see also:
trailer
interview: Frédéric Dubreuil
film profile
]
(his fifth feature film, following Nuage [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Nights with Theodore [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, 2 Autumns 3 Winters
 [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
– selected by ACID in 2013 – and Marie and the Misfits [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Olivier Barbinet, who is returning with the documentary Swagger [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (following 11 teenagers living at the heart of the most underprivileged council estates in France) after having presented a fiction film in 2010 (his first feature, Robert Mitchum est mort [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Rounding off the line-up are Willy 1er [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the first feature film by quartet Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P Thomas, the French-Lebanese co-production Tombés du Ciel [+see also:
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film profile
]
by Wissam Charaf (focused on a former militiaman who, believed dead for the past 20 years, reappears in his younger brother’s life, who has become a bodyguard in Beirut), and Jero Yun’s French-Korean documentary Madame B, histoire d'une Nord-Coréenne [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Below is the full list of selected films:

Isola [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Fabianny Deschamps (France)
La jeune fille sans mains [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Sébastien Laudenbach (France)
Madame B, histoire d'une Nord-Coréenne [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Jero Yun (France/South Korea)
Le Parc [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Damien Manivel (France)
Sac la mort [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Emmanuel Parraud (France)
Swagger [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Olivier Babinet (France)
Tombé du ciel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Wissam Charaf (France/Lebanon)
Le Voyage au Groenland [+see also:
trailer
interview: Frédéric Dubreuil
film profile
]
 - Sébastien Betbeder (France)
Willy 1er [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Ludovic and Zoran BoukhermaMarielle Gautier, Hugo P Thomas (France)

(Translated from French)

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