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CANNES 2013 Directors' Fortnight

13 Europeans on the bill

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- A wave of French films, two British productions and two from Sitzerland in the showcase of a Directors' Fortnight dominated by genre films

13 Europeans on the bill

Crime stories, comedies, horror and suspense movies, documentaries… "There are quite a few bombshells" enthused General Delegate Edouard Waintrop when revealing at noon today in Paris the selection for the 45th Directors' Fortnight to take place from May 16th to 26th as part of the 66th Cannes Film Festival. A daring selection which has chosen to highlight new generations, with seven first feature films and three second features out of the 21 titles on the list. Among them, Europe wil be very widely represented with 13 films (signed by French, English, Irish and Swiss directors) and two minority coproductions. The United States will embark with four films, Asia with three (one Indian, one from Singapore and one from the Philippines), and South America with a Chilean movie.

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France gets the lion's share with eight majority productions in the showcase. In the department of comedies which "transcend the genre", we find the off-beat movie Tip Top [+see also:
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 by Serge Bozon, the "very funny and moving" Les garçons et Guillaume, à table ! [+see also:
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by Guillaume Gallienne, and the "post-Godard" title, La fille du 14 juillet [+see also:
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 by Antonin Peretjatko. They will be joined on the Croisette by "the cruel" Les Apaches [+see also:
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by Thierry de Peretti, "the tender" Henri [+see also:
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 by Yolande Moreau (to be screened on closing night - news), the Franco-Israeli coproduction A Strange Course of Things [+see also:
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 by Raphaël Nadjari (set in Israel), the documentary Un voyageur [+see also:
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by Marcel Ophüls and La danza de la realidad [+see also:
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 by the French-Chilean cult director, Alejandro Jodorowsky. Who will, in fact, be doubly honoured with the American-French documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune [+see also:
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British production has two feature films in the running: The Selfish Giant [+see also:
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interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
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 by English director Clio Barnard (announced as "exceptional"), which delves into the world of Bradford's scrap-metal merchants, and Last Days On Mars [+see also:
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 by Irish director Ruairi Robinson, which blends an edge-of-the-seat movie and the living dead with suspense described as "diabolical".

Switzerland also scores a double success with two titles in Portuguese and Persian: Après la nuit [+see also:
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interview: Basil da Cunha
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 by Basil Da Cunha (shot in Lisbon) and the documentary L’escale [+see also:
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 by Kaveh Bakhtiari (coproduced with France).

Finally, it's worth noting that France also distinguishes itself with another minority production: El verano de los peces voladores [+see also:
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 by Chilean director Marcela Said.

As a reminder, the Directors' Fortnight will open with a screening of The Congress [+see also:
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by Israeli director Ari Folman (article - produced by Germany together with Israel, Poland, Luxembourg, France and Belgium), the traditional Carrosse d’Or will be awarded to filmmaker Jane Campion of New Zealand (news), and the Directors' Assembly (article) will take place on May 18th and 21st (partnered by Cineuropa).


Feature films
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(*Film vying for the Caméra d’Or)

The Congress - Ari Folman (opening film) 
A Strange Course of Events - Raphaël Nadjari 
Les Apaches* - Thierry de Peretti 
Après la nuit* - Basil Da Cunha 
Blue Ruin - Jeremy Saulnier 
La danza de la realidad - Alejandro Jodorowsky 
L’Escale* - Kaveh Bakhtiari 
La Fille du 14 Juillet* - Antonin Peretjatko 
Henri - Yolande Moreau 
Ilo Ilo* - Anthony Chen 
Jodorowsky’s Dune* - Franck Pavich 
Last Days on Mars* - Ruairi Robinson 
Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table !* - Guillaume Gallienne 
Magic Magic - Sebastian Silva 
On the Job - Erik Matti 
Le Géant égoïste - Clio Barnard 
Tip Top - Serge Bozon 
Ugly - Anurag Kashyap 
Un voyageur - Marcel Ophuls 
El verano de los peces voladores - Marcela Said 
We Are What We Are - Jim Mickle

Short films:

Gambozinos - João Nicolau 
Lágy Eső - Dénes Nagy 
Le Quepa sur la vilni ! - Yann Le Quellec 
Man kann nicht auf einmal alles tun, aber man kann auf einmal alles lassen - Marie-Elsa Sgualdo 
O umbra de nor - Radu Jude 
Pouco mais de um mês - André Novais Oliveira 
Que je tombe tout le temps - Eduardo Williams 
Solecito - Oscar Ruiz Navia 
Swimmer - Lynne Ramsay

(Translated from French)

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