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Festivals & events

29 April 2005 à 13:02

Fresh talent on show at Critics' Week

International Critics' Week, the Cannes Film Festival's longest running sidebar, has announced its 44th selection.

Focusing on discovering new talent by presenting only first and second films, Critics' Week will present seven feature films and seven short films this year.
Among these titles, the French film "La Petite Jérusalem" ("Little Jerusalem") will be vying for the International Critics' Week Grand Prize and the Camera d'Or. "Imago..." by Cédric Babouche will be representing France in the short film section.

Critics' Week will also be presenting Special Screenings of films out of competition, including the French feature films "Les Invisibles" ("The Invisibles") by Thierry Jousse (opening film), "Imposture" ("The Fraud") by Patrick Bouchitey (midnight screening) and the medium-length film "Mille Soleils" ("A Thousand Suns") by Mathieu Vadepied.

The filmmaker Otar Iosseliani will take over from Jacques Rozier (and formerly Marin Karmitz, Barbet Schroeder and Ken Loach) as patron of this section, which will continue to play its part in revealing emerging directors.

This year's Critics' Week is also joining in celebrating a 50-year retrospective on African cinema, showcasing videos by artists "at the crossroads of image and music." All in all, this looks sure to be an innovative week.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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