Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 Cannes News

I do not know about you, but I’m counting the days for this “Mother” of all fests to start or at least to announce the festival lineup. Unfortunately the selections will be announced at a press conference on April 23, so we have ten more days to go before we find what this fest will bring to us cinephiles.

The first interesting news about the many sections, programs and special events are related to the fourth edition of L’Atelier from the Cinéfondation section that has 15 film projects chosen for their artistic qualities, all already in the production phase and here they are.

Cure for Serpents, Ben Hackworth, Australia
Bitch, Lou Ye, China
The Stoplight Society, Rubén Mendoza, Colombia
One More Croissant, Ilmar Raag, Estonia
Here, Braden King, USA
Lucky Life, Lee Isaac Chung, USA
Qu’Un Seul Tienne et Les Autres Suivront, Lea Fehner, France
Womb, Benedek Fliegauf, Hungary
The Policeman, Nadav Lapid, Israel
First of All, Felicia, Razvan Radulescu and Melissa de Raaf, Romania
White, White World, Oleg Novkovic, Serbia
Queleh, Abdi Ismael Jama, Somalia
First Page Taipei, Arvin Chen, Taiwan and USA
Punta del Este, Juan Pittaluga, Uruguay
Bi Don’t Be Afraid, Phan Dang Di, Vietnam

I’m really looking forward to be able to see next year some of this projects, especially the one from Romania.

This year the festival will run from May 14 to 25, 2008.

As a reminder the International Critics’ Week selection will be announced on April 21, 2008.

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