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Festivals & events

17 April 2014 à 20:29

Cannes Official Selection: a strong showing for France, as always

Three French films are included in the Official Competition and three in the Un Certain Regard section, as well as a total of over 20 films co-produced by France spread across the various festival programs.

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection was announced April 17, and, as is the case each year, French productions take the lion's share of programming in the various festival sections. Not only geographically, with three French "cultural" films selected, even if the languages spoken range from English (Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas) to Chechen (The Search by Michel Hazanavicius), but also in terms of production partners. Eight majority or minority French co-productions feature in the Official Selection, and five in the Un Certain Regard section. More news is expected as the selection is finalized over upcoming days.

Following is a list of French films and co-productions selected :

Official Selection, in competition
Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas
Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello
The Search by Michel Hazanavicius
Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard (co-production)
Two Days, One Night by Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne (co-production)
The Homesman by Tommy Lee Jones (co-production)
Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (co-production)
Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (co-production)
Maps to the Stars by David Cronenberg (co-production)
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh (co-production)
Jimmy's Hall by Ken Loach (co-production)

Opening Film
Grace of Monaco by Olivier Dahan

Out of Competition
In the Name of My Daughter, d’André Téchiné

Un Certain Regard
Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis
The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric
Bird People by Pascale Ferran
Misunderstood by Asia Argento (co-production)
Land of Plenty by Lisandro Alonso (co-production)
Xenia by Panos Koutras (co-production)
Run by Philippe Lacôte (co-production)
Turist by Ruben Ostlund (co-production)
That Lovely Girl by Keren Yedaya (co-production)
Beautiful Youth, de Jaime Rosales (co-production)
Fantasia, de Wang Chao (co-production)

Special Screenings
Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy by Stéphanie Valloatto
Bridges of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Récha, Angela Schanelec & Teresa Villaverde (co-production)
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by Ossama Mohammed (co-production)
Ardor, de Pablo Fendrik (co-production)
Inside the News by Yves Jeuland
Of Men and War, de Laurent Bécue-Renard

Short Films, Official Competition
Aïssa by Clément Tréhin-Lalanne

Cinéfondation (Short films by students)
Une vie radieuse by Meryll Hardt
Les Oiseaux-tonnerre by Léa Mysius

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 11 May 2014 à 20:29 CEST

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