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Festivals & events

25 April 2006 à 13:02

Cannes 2006: French films on the Croisette

The 59th Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its Official Selection. From May 17 through 28, 14 French feature-length productions and co-productions will be presented in the various festival categories including the Competition, Out-of-Competition, and the Un Certain Regard sections.

Official Selection – Feature films in Competition
- "Selon Charlie" by Nicole Garcia (Les Productions du Trésor)
- "Flandres" by Bruno Dumont (3 B productions)
- "Quand j’étais chanteur" ("I Did It My Way") by Xavier Giannoli (Rectangle Productions/Europa Corp)
- "La Raison du plus faible" by Lucas Belvaux (Agat Films – Co-production: France/Belgium)
- "Indigènes" by Rachid Bouchareb (3 B Productions – Co-production: France/Morocco/Algeria)
- "Summer Palace" by Lou Ye (Rosem Films – Co-production: China/France)

Official Selection – Feature films presented Out of Competition
- "Avida" by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (MNP Entreprises)
- "Ici Najac, à vous la Terre" by Jean-Henri Meunier (Little Bear)
- "Zidane, un portrait du XXIème siècle" by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon (Anna Lena Films – Co-production: France/Iceland)

Official Selection – Un Certain Regard
Opening film: "Paris, je t’aime" (Victoires Productions)
- "La Tourneuse de pages" by Denis Dercourt (Diaphana)
- "La Californie" by Jacques Fieschi (Thelma Productions)
- "Meurtrières" by Patrick Grandperret (Les Films du Worso)
- "Pour aller au ciel il faut mourir" ("To Get To Heaven First You Have To Die") by Djamshed Usmonov (Elzevir Films – Co-production: France/Germany)

Official Selection – Short films in Competition
- "Conte de quartier" by Florence Miailhe
Official Selection: Short films presented Out of Competition - "SIDA" by Gaspard Noé
- "Un lever de rideau" by François Ozon

The closing film of this 59th Cannes Film Festival will be "Transylvania" by Tony Gatlif.

The Jury, led by the Chinese director Wong Kar Wai, will include Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Lucrecia Martel, Zhang Ziyi, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrice Leconte, Tim Roth, and Elia Suleiman. Films selected for the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week will be announced in the upcoming days.

For further information, consult the Cannes Film Festival website:
http://www.festival-cannes.fr/

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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