– 18 of the 25 selected directors will take their first steps on Croisette with a feature film. Starring Mia Hansen-Love, Alice Winokur, Alex Garland, Joao Pedro Rodriguez
beautiful morning by Mia Hansen Love
dedicated by FR To the Lithuanian director Mantas Kvidaravicius Killed in Ukraine for his colleague Ole Sentsov Who is currently fighting on the front lines and for all the artists who were forced to wage war instead of movies, 54th edition of Two weeks for directors (to be held from May 18 to 24 as part of 75 Cannes Film Festival) lift the veil on a highly seductive program of 23 feature films (which will soon be completed with an Asian film) dominated by a fleet of 17 European directors. A strong presence is particularly noticeable through a wave of nine French titles, which increased representation according to Paolo Morettithe general delegate for the two weeks (who will bow at the end of this edition – read newsletter) by the volume of French orders (336 French feature films submitted versus, say, 60 Spanish).
However, no one will complain about it, because in Fortnight we will be able to discover new works by especially attractive filmmakers such as Mia Hansen LoveAnd Alice Winocourt And Philip FauconAnd the second features very promising Lea Messius And Thomas Salvadorthe third long period of appreciation Nicholas Bariser And two curious documentaries, the first signed with her novelist son that Arn The second is written by the well-known duo of explorers of extraordinary cinematic experiences Verina Paravel And his arrogance in English Lucien Casting Taylor. This is without forgetting take offThe first movie in French for Italian Pietro Marcelo Who will open this edition (read the news).
Other European actors aren’t short on comfort either, since the British Mark Jenkins And Alex Garland They will take their first steps on the Croisette, preceded by the excellent reputation of their previous films, while it is customary for the Portuguese to be Joao Pedro Rodriguez He will present his new composition. This wave of filmmakers from the ancient continent also includes the Swiss Lionel Bayer And in the first features section l’Espagnole Elena Lopez Rira and Ukrainian Dmytro Sokoletki Subchuk.
North America makes a good comeback (after just one title last year) with two American feature films (signed by Owen Klein And in twos Anna Rose Holmer – Cyla Davis) and Kennedy (first feature of the director Charlotte Lebon). It should also be noted that the Carrosse d’Or 2022 will be awarded by the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs to Kelly Richart.
The show was completed with five specials for the first time: two from South America (from Chile Manuela Martelli and Colombian Fabian Hernandez), Tunisian (Made by Magical Monument And Youssef Chebbi) And from that of the Lebanese Ali Shari Filmed in Sudan.
A program presented this afternoon in Paris, at the Photo Forum, which includes 11 directors and arouses great curiosity, clearly under the sign of Discoveries and reinforced by a few well-established values that will create attraction.
take off – Pietro Marcelo (opening movie)
1976 – Manuela Martelli
agua – Elena Lopez Rira
Dam – Ali Shari
Super 8 years – Annie Erno and David Erno Preut
shapes – Youssef Chebbi
The Five Demons – Lea Messius
D Human Corporation Fabrica – Verena Paravel and Lucien Casting-Taylor
continental drift (to the south) – Lionel Bayer
Ennis men – Mark Jenkins
falcon lake – Charlotte Lebon
Fogo Fatu – Joao Pedro Rodriguez
funny pages – Owen Klein
God’s creatures – Anna Rose Holmer and Syla Davis
Alhareesi – Philip Faucon
the mountain – Thomas Salvador
Pampere – Dmytro Sokoletki Subchuk
Watch Paris again – Alice Winocourt
Under the fig trees – Magical Monument
beautiful morning – Mia Hansen Love
Varun – Fabian Hernandez
men – Alex Garland (private session)
green fragrance – Nicholas Bariser (final film)
(translated from english)