Friday, May 25, 2012

43 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs –Directors’ Fortnight Award Winners

Award winners have been announced and they are in *BLUE.


A couple of days ago Edouard Waintrop, the Quinzaine new artistic director, announced this year selection with 21 films. New this year is the inclusion of several comedies in the selection, which surely will delight many but not me that do not really like comedies, sigh. These are the feature films in the selection.

Feature Films
Opening film: The WE and the I, Michel Gondry, US and UK

3, Pablo Stoll Ward, Uruguay, Germany and Argentina
Adieu Berthe, l’enterrement de mémé (Granny’s Funeral), Bruno Podalydès, France
*Alyah, Elie Wajerman, France
Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky, France SACD Prizer winner.
돼지의 왕 *Dae gi eui wang (aka Dwae-ji-ui wang) (The King of Pigs), Yeun Sang-Ho, South Korea
危险关系 Dangerous Liaisons, Hur Jin-Ho, China and South Korea
El Taaib, Merzak Allouache, Algeria, France Label Europa Cinemas Prize winner.
Ernest et Celestine, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner, France, Belgium and Luxembourg Special Mention.
Fogo, Yulene Olaizola, Mexico and Canada
गैंग्स ऑफ़ वासेपुर Gangs of वासेपुर (Gangs of Wasseypur), Anurag Kashyap, India
*Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood), Benjamin Avila, Argentina, Spain and Brazil
*La Sirga, William Vega, Colombia, France and Mexico
No, Pablo Larraín, USA and Chile Arte Cinema Prize winner.
Opération Libertad, Nicolas Wadimoff, Switzerland and France
*Rengaine (Hold Back), Rachid Djaidani, France
*Room 237, Rodney Ascher, USA
Sueño y silencio (The Dream and The Silence), Jaime Rosales, Spain and France
*Yek Khanévadéh-e Mohtaram ( A Respectable Family), Massoud Bakhshi, Iran

Special Screenings
La Noche de Enfrente, Raoul Ruiz, France and Chile
Sightseers, Ben Wheatley, UK

*First Film, competes for Camera d’Or

Short Films
Avec Jeff, à moto, Marie-Eve Juste, Canada
Königsberg, Philipp Mayrhofer, France
Os Mortos-vivos (The Living Dead), Anita Rocha da Silveira, Brazil
Os vivos tambem choram, Basil da Cunha, Switzerland and Portugal
Porcos raivosos (Enraged Pigs), Leonardo Sette & Isabel Penoni, Brazil
Portret z pamieci (Drawn From Memory), Marcin Bortkiewicz, Poland
Rodri, Franco Lolli, France
The Curse, Fyzal Boulifa,UK and Morocco Illy Prize winner.
Tram, Michaela Pavlatova, Czech Republic and France
Wrong Cops, Quentin Dupieux, France

To check the list and eventually info about each film go here. There are some non-comedies that seem quite interesting especially the film by Yulene Olaizola and surely any film by Pablo Larraín is must be seen for me.

The Cannes parallel section runs from may 17 to 27. The following is a video with comments about the selection by Waintrop, has English subtitles.

Watch trailers @MOC

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