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Friday, April 25, 2008

40th Directors’ Fortnight


PhotobucketThe last parallel section to announce their line-up is the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and according to their press release this it is.

Official Selection Feature Films

Opening Film: Cztery noce z Anna (Four Nights with Anna), Jerzy Skolimowski, France and Poland (Intriguing story)

Acné*, Federico Veiroj, Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and Mexico (trailer is here)
Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (Our Beloved Month of August), Miguel Gomes, Portugal and France
Official PosterBoogie, Radu Muntean, Romania
Les Bureaux de Dieu, Claire Simon, France (Could be interesting it is a women talking to women film)
El Cant dels Ocelles, Albert Serra, Spain
De la Guerre (On War), Bertrand Bonello, France (strange but seems good, stars Mathieu Almaric and Asia Argento)
Dernier Maquis, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, France and Algeria
Eldorado, Bouli Lanners, Belgium and France (looks crazy, but has very nice cinematography, trailer here).
Eléve Libre, Joachim Lafosse, Belgium and France (seems to be gay interest)
Liverpool, Lisandro Alonso, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany and Netherlands (it is a must be seen for me)
Monsieur Morimoto, Nicola Somaga, France
Nin Lang Zhi Nu (Knitting), Yin Lichuan, China (interesting story about two women)
Now Showing, Raya Martin, Philippines and France (strange and is a 4hours 40 minutes color and b&w movie!)
The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Josh Safdie, USA (intriguing portrait of loneliness)
Il Resto della Notte, Francesco Munzi, Italy
Salamandra*, Pablo Aguero, Argentina, France and Germany
Shultes*, Bakur Bakuradze, Russia
Slepe Lasky (Blind Loves), Juraj Lehotsky, Slovakia (about love between blind people...)
Taraneh Tanhayie Tehran (Lonely Tune of Tehran), Saman Salour, Iran
Tony Manero, Pablo Larrain, Chile and Brazil (interesting story about loss, identity and obsession in late 70's Chile)
Le Voyage aux Pyrénées, Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, France (seems good... dealing with a nymphomanic woman).

*Eligible for Caméra D’Or

Special Screenings
40x15 (Les Quarante Ans de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), Olivier Jahan, France
Milestones, Robert Kramer and John Douglas, USA, 1975
Il Ginocchio di Artemide (Le Genou d’Artémide), Jean-Marie Straub, France
Itinéraire de Jean Bricaud, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huilet, France (documentary)

Seems like they did a special video to celebrate the 40 years, this could be very interesting.

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