Tuesday, 22 April 2014

DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT LINEUP REVEALED


The official competition and Un Certain Regard selections confirmed Cannes screenings of several of the films that had been widely-tipped to show at the festival, alongside some special screenings. A few more have popped up in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar, including films from past winners of competition awards: Queen and Country, John Boorman's sequel to his 27-year-old Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, will show as one of the fortnight's featured titles, while Bruno Dumont's Li'l Quinquin will receive a special screening alongside a restored cut of Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Other esteemed directors like Takahata Isao, Frederick Wiseman and theatre's Matthew Warchus also feature. There are three debuts in the slate as well, which will compete for the Camera d'Or - the award for the best first film, chosen from the Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week sections, with a jury to be presided over by Nicole Garcia. Here's the full lineup:

Opening Film
Girlhood (Celine Sciamma)

Features
Alleluia (Fabrice du Welz)
Catch Me Daddy (Daniel Wolfe)
Cold in July (Jim Mickle)
Eat Your Bones (Jean-Charles Hue)
Fighters (Thomas Cailley)
A Hard Day (Kim Seong Hun)
National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman)
Next to Her (Asaf Korman)
Queen and Country (John Boorman)
Refugiado (Diego Lerman)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Takahata Isao)
These Final Hours (Zach Hilditch)
The Trial (Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz)
Tu Dors (Nicole Stephane Lafleur)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Closing Film
Pride (Matthew Warchus)

Special Screenings
Li'l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)

Short Films Category
8 Bullets (Frank Ternier)
Cambodia 2099 (Davy Chou)
Fragments (Aga Woszczynska)
Guy Moquet (Demis Herenger)
Heartless (Nara Normande and Tiao Tiao)
In August (Jenna Hasse)
It Can Pass Through the Wall (Radu Jude)
Jutra (Marie-Jose Saint-Pierre)
Man on the Chair (Jeong Da Hee)
The Revolution Hunter (Margarida Rego)
Torn (Elmar Ivanov and Engin Kundag)