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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.
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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