Monday, 18 April 2016


A promising portfolio has been announced for the Critics' Week section of Cannes 2016. The sidebar, which plays a prime role in launching the careers of international filmmakers with its roster of debut and sophomore films, will feature 10 feature films and 15 shorts, with several of the titles directed by women. Four continents are recognised in the selection, with only one American title, though no African nor Australasian titles make the cut - as with the Palme d'Or and Un Certain Regard lineups. Alongside serving as juror, Israeli director Nadav Lapid will screen his new short film as a Special Screening. Also screening a short as a Special Screening is the recipient of four awards at last year's festival, including the prestigious Camera d'Or for Best First Film (of which six titles here will be eligible this year), Cesar Augusto Acevedo. Take a look at the full slate right here:

Album (Mehmet Can Mertoglu)
Diamond Island (Davy Chou)
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe)
One Week and a Day (Asaph Polonsky)
Raw (Julia Ducournau)
Tramontane (Vatche Boulghourjian)
A Yellow Bird (K. Rajagopal)

Special Screenings
Apnee (Jean-Christophe Meurisse)
Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin)

Opening Night Film
In Bed with Victoria (Justine Triet)

Shorts Competition
Arnie (Rina B. Tsou)
Ascensao (Pedro Peralta)
Campo de Viboras (Cristele Alves Meira)
Delusion Is Redemption to Those In Distress (Fellipe Fernandes)
L'Enfance d'Un Chef (Antoine de Bary)
Limbo (Konstantin Kotzamani)
Oh What a Wonderful Feeling (Francois Jaros)
Prenjak (Wrregas Bhanuteja)
Le Soldat Vierge (Erwan le Duc)
Superbia (Toth Luca)

Shorts Special Screenings
From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (Nadav Lapid)
Los Pasos del Agua (Cesar Augusto Acevedo)

Closing Films
En Moi (Laetitia Casta)
Kitty (Chloe Sevigny)
Smile (Sandrine Kiberlain)