The Cannes Film Festival’s parallel Critics’ Week section has unveiled its lineup for the 60th edition, which will run from July 7-15. There are seven feature films in competition, each of which is a debut meaning they are all eligible for the Camera d’Or. Romanian filmmaker and former Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu is president of this year’s jury which will award the Nespresso Grand Prize, The Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award and the Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film. Scroll down for the full list of films.
The section will open with Gérard Depardieu-starrer Robuste (Robust) from Constance Meyer (the first time since 2004 that a film directed by a French woman has opening-night honors). Closing the proceedings is Tunisian filmmaker Leyla Bouzid with Une Histoire D’Amour Et De Désir (A Tale of Love and Desire). Among the Special Screenings is the feature directing debut of actress Sandrine Kiberlain, with Une Jeune Fille Qui Va Bien (A Radiant Girl).
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In total, Critics’ Week says it received 1,620 short films and watched 1,000 features. Each category counts about 30% female directors and 70% male directors. Among the 13 feature films selected, there are 11 first films and two second films. Seven features are from female directors.
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Here’s the full lineup:
Robust, dir: Constance Meyer*
Anaïs In Love, dir: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet*
Bruno Reidal, Confessions Of A Murderer, dir: Vincent Le Port*
Softie, dir: Samuel Theis
A Radiant Girl, dir: Sandrine Kiberlain*
A Tale Of Love And Desire, dir: Leyla Bouzid
Amparo, dir: Simón Mesa Soto*
Feathers, dir: Omar El Zohairy*
Libertad, dir: Clara Roquet *
The Gravedigger’s Wife, dir: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed*
Olga, dir: Elie Grappe*
Small Body, dir: Laura Samani*
Rien A Foutre; dirs: Julie Lecoustre & Emmanuel Marre*
Brutalia, Days Of Labour, dir: Manolis Mavris
Lili Alone, dir: Zou Jing
An Invitation, dirs: Hao Zhao & Yeung Tung
Inherent, dir: Nicolai G.H Johansen
Intercom 15, dir: Andrei Epure
If It Ain’t Broke, dir: Elinor Nechemya
Noir-Soleil, dir: Marie Larrivé
Safe, dir: Ian Barling
Soldat Noir, dir: Jimmy Laporal-Trésor
On Solid Ground, dir: Jela Hasler
*Denotes first film
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