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Cannes 2024 / Directors’ Fortnight

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27 articles available in total starting from 09/04/2024. Last article published on 27/05/2024.

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Karan Kandhari • Director of Sister Midnight

Interview: Karan Kandhari • Director of Sister Midnight

"You need to accept your own weirdness with humour acting as a driving force"

CANNES 2024: The Indian filmmaker discusses his first feature, a genre effort about an arranged marriage spiralling into darkness as the wife morphs into a feral force  

27/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors' Fortnight

Review: Plastic Guns

Review: Plastic Guns

CANNES 2024: Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s third feature is a farcical retelling of real-life events that leans heavily on macabre humour  

25/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Jean-Christophe Meurisse • Director of Plastic Guns

Interview: Jean-Christophe Meurisse • Director of Plastic Guns

“My characters are disguising their actual lives and trying to step into different ones, even if it will eventually destroy them”

CANNES 2024: Wannabe detectives and murderers without a conscience seek each other out in the French director’s film – and predictably, mayhem ensues  

25/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: To a Land Unknown

Review: To a Land Unknown

CANNES 2024: Mahdi Fleifel’s second feature is a migrant drama steeped in empathy, boasting an uncompromising lead performance by Mahmood Bakri  

25/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: The Other Way Around

Review: The Other Way Around

CANNES 2024: Jonás Trueba makes another solid and watchable romantic film by zooming in on a couple celebrating their break-up with a divorce party  

24/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel • Directors of Eat The Night

Interview: Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel • Directors of Eat The Night

"The characters fight with their own means against this ambient depression which assails an entire era"

CANNES 2024: The French filmmakers talk about their second feature, a daring hybrid work with a whiff of the end of the world about it  

24/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Mahdi Fleifel • Director of To a Land Unknown

Interview: Mahdi Fleifel • Director of To a Land Unknown

“I’m always intrigued by what it means to have no place where you belong”

CANNES 2024: The Palestinian-Danish director takes on the melancholy of exile as two Palestinian cousins get stranded in Greece  

24/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Universal Language and The Other Way Around win prizes in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Universal Language and The Other Way Around win prizes in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

CANNES 2024: The film by Canada’s Matthew Rankin has scooped the section’s inaugural Audience Award, while Jonas Trueba’s movie pocketed the Europa Cinemas Label  

24/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: Sister Midnight

Review: Sister Midnight

CANNES 2024: The feature debut by London-based writer-director Karan Kandhari presents marital roles through slapstick and horror-comedy tropes  

24/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: East of Noon

Review: East of Noon

CANNES 2024: In her sophomore feature, Hala Elkoussy crafts a chaotic folktale set in a bizarre theatre company ruled by a childish tyrant  

22/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

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