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Cannes 2008 / Directors’ Fortnight

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Monsieur Morimoto: A Japanese man in Paris

Monsieur Morimoto: A Japanese man in Paris

As yet another edition of Cannes nears the end, young French director Nicola Sorgana presented his second feature film this morning in the Directors' Fortnight. Monsieur Morimoto is an...  

23/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Two Argentineans with a European accent

South American productions are well represented this year in Cannes, and some are European co-productions. Besides Lucrecia Martel’s competition entry The Headless Woman (see news), the Directors'...  

23/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Gomes reveals his beloved month of August

After paying homage to master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira two days ago, the Cannes Film Festival features yet another Portuguese director today, Miguel Gomes, who presented Our Beloved Month of...  

21/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Lafosse’s bad education

Lafosse’s bad education

Joachim Lafosse, one of Belgium’s most prolific emerging directors, is in the Cannes sidebar section Directors' Fortnight for the first time, with his fourth feature Private Lessons. Dedicated,...  

21/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

In the land of the Lehotsky’s blind, love is king

Juraj Lehotsky’s Blind Loves is the only Slovakian film selected at Cannes and is the first film from Slovakia to screen in the Directors’ Fortnight for 37 years. Incidentally, it is the only...  

20/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Three lost kings in Serra’s radical landscapes

Three lost kings in Serra’s radical landscapes

Presented today in Cannes’ Directors' Fortnight, Bird Song confirmed Albert Serra’s reputation as one of Catalonia’s most radical filmmakers. After playing around with the myth of Don Quixote in...  

20/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Lanners searches for Belgian Eldorado

Lanners searches for Belgian Eldorado

Bouli Lanners’ Eldorado is a pastoral and melancholy road movie on the trail of a past full of absences and missed, or failed, opportunities. The film is full of wide open landscapes illuminated...  

18/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

Amalric in the dark depths of the Kingdom in On War

"Today, pleasure has to be won, just as you win a war". In On War, French director Bertrand Bonello plunges viewers into the world of a sectarian cult, focusing on the experiences of one...  

17/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight/Fra

Jerzy Skolimowski’s bizarre comeback

Jerzy Skolimowski’s bizarre comeback

"As you know, grandma, I’m seeing a woman" declares the protagonist of Jerzy Skolimowski’s Four Nights With Anna, which today opened the 40th Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Festival. The film...  

15/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight/Pol

French films out in force

French films out in force

There are 13 French productions and co-productions on the line-up of the 40th Directors’ Fortnight, which kicks off on Thursday as part of the 61st Cannes Film Festival. The six majority French...  

13/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

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