Cannes Film Festival Critic Week


The “Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival is set up to help filmmakers get greater exposure for their films and this years focus is on first-time directors, which in my opinion can be a good or bad thing depending how the films pan out. The Cannes Critics’ Week takes place from May 13-21 and the line up is as follows:

49TH CANNES CRITICS’ WEEK

COMPETITION
“Armadillo,” Denmark, Janus Metz
“Bedevilled,” South Korea, Jang Cheol-so
“Belle epine,” France, Rebecca Zlotowski
“Bi, Don’t Be Afraid,” Vietnam-France-Germany, Phan Dang Di
“The Myth of the American Sleepover,” U.S., David Robert Mitchell
“Sandcastle,” Singapore, Boo Junfeng
“Sound of Noise,” Sweden-France, Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjarne Nilsson

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
“The Names of Love,” France, Michel Leclerc
“Rubber,” France, Quentin Dupieux
“Copacabana,” France, Marc Fitoussi

COMPETITION SHORTS
“A distracao de Ivan,” Brazil, Cavi Borges, Gustavo Melo
“Berik,” Denmark, Daniel Joseph Borgman
“The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” U.K., Alois Di Leo
“Deeper Than Yesterday,” Australia, Ariel Kleiman
“Love Patate,” France, Gilles Cuvelier
“Native Son,” U.K., Scott Graham
“Vasco,” France, Sebastien Maudenbach

SPECIAL SCREENINGS — SHORTS AND MEDIUM-LENGTH FILMS
“L’amour-propre,” France, Nicolas Silhol
“Cynthia todavia tienes las llaves,” Argentina, Gonzalo Tobal
“Fracture,” France, Nicolas Sarkissian

Stay tuned as I will provide more information and details about the films and the Cannes Film Festival.

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