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Festivals & events

24 April 2012 à 12:31

44th Directors' Fortnight: French selection

Held May 17 through 27, the 2012 Directors' Fortnight will showcase six feature films and two short films produced or majority co-produced by France.

Feature Films
Granny's Funeral by Bruno Podalydès

Aliyah by Elie Wajeman

Camille Rewinds by Noémie Lvovsky (closing film)

Ernest & Celestine by Stéphane Aibier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner (co-produced with Belgium and Luxembourg)

Hold Back by Rachid Djaidani

Short Films
Rodri by Franco Lolli
Wrong Cops by Quentin Dupieux

This selection is completed by four French minority co-productions: three features films - A Respectable Family by Massoud Bakhshi (co-produced with Iran), The RepentantThe Repentant by Merzak Allaouache (co-produced with Morocco), and La Sirga by William Vega (co-produced with Colombia and Mexico) - and one short film, Tram by Michaela Pavlatova (co-produced with the Czech Republic).

Raoul Ruiz's final film, La noche de enfrente, will receive a special screening.

This year marks the first time with new artistic director Edouard Waintrop, former critic with the newspaper Libération. The 2012 event will open with a screening of The We and the I by Michel Gondry, presented at the American pavilion.

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 09 May 2012 à 12:31 CEST

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Directors' Fortnight - 2012

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival