Cannes: Directors' Fortnight unveils 2018 line-up

Screen | 4/17/2018 | Staff
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Gaspar Noé’s Climax, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage, and Mamoru Hosoda’s feature animation Mirai are among the features that will premiere in the 50th anniversary edition of Directors’ Fortnight this year.

Artistic director Edouard Waintrop unveiled his final selection, ahead of his departure this autumn, at a press conference at the Forum des Images in Paris on Tuesday (April 17). The 50th edition line-up – running May 9-19 - comprises 20 features and another 11 short films.

Line-up

The full line-up is below:

Amin (Fr) dir. Philippe Faucon

Climax - Fr - Psyché - Dir - Gaspar

Climax (Fr) (aka Psyché), dir. Gaspar Noé

Cómprame Un Revólver, (Mex) dir. Julio Hernandez Cordon

Ends - Earth - Les - Confins - Du

To The Ends Of The Earth (Les Confins Du Monde) (Fr) dir. Guillaume Nicloux

Mandy (US) dir. Panos Cosmatos

Mirai - Jap - Dir - Mamoru - Hosoda

Mirai (Jap) dir. Mamoru Hosoda

Petra (Sp) dir. Jaime Rosales

Samouni - Road - Dir - Stefano - Savona

Samouni Road (It) dir. Stefano Savona

Weldi (Tun) dir. Mohamed Ben Attia

Basses - Dir - Félix - Imbert

Basses, dir. Félix Imbert


O Órfão, dir. Carolina Markowicz


Directors - Guerra - Gallego - Birds - Passage

Colombian directors Guerra and Gallego’s 1970s-set Birds of Passage, exploring the early days of Colombia’s drugs trade, is the opening film. The pair were last in Directors’ Fortnight in 2015 with the Oscar-nominated drama Embrace of the Serpent, which Guerra directed and Gallego produced. With Birds of Passage, they share the directorial credits.

Italian filmmaker Gianni Zanasi’s Troppa Grazia, starring Alba Rohrwacher as an architect battling to save a beautiful valley earmarked for a development, will close the 50th edition.

Zanasi - Feature - Nella - Mischia - Comedy

Zanasi presented his first feature Nella Mischia, a comedy about a gang of trouble-seeking teenagers growing up on the outskirts of Rome, in Directors’ Fortnight in 1995.

As per the tradition of the parallel section - organised by the French directors’ guild the Société des Réalisateurs de Film (SRF) - the edition will kick off on May 9 with the presentation of the Carrosse d’Or award, honouring a filmmaker whose work is imbued...
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