Thursday, April 22, 2010

49 Semaine de la Critique – Critics’ Week Lineup - Update

The following seven (7) films make the Selection for this year in the parallel section of the Cannes fest. The section will run from May 13 to 21, 2010.

Feature Films

Armadillo, Janus Metz, Denmark
Belle épine, Rebecca Ziotowski, France
Bi, đừng sợ! (Bi, Don't Be afraid),Phan Dang Di, Vietnam, France and Germany
김복남 살인사건의 전말 Kim-bok-nam Sal-in-sa-eui Jeon-mal (Bedevilled), Jang Cheol-so, South Korea
The Myth of the American Sleepover, David Robert Mitchell, USA
Sandcastle, Boo Junfeng, Singapore
Sound of Noise, Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sweden and France

Special Screenings
Opening film: Le Nom de Gens (The Names of Love), Michel Leclerc, France
Copacabana, Marc Fitoussi, France (Isabelle Huppert!)
Rubber, Quentin Dupieux, France (the story of a tire!)

Women Are Heroes, JR, France
Revolucion (Revolution), Ten Directors, Mexico
Ten voices at the forefront of Mexican cinema join together to celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution. This multi-faceted and energetic compilation expresses the historical moment which still echoes in today’s society.

Short Films

A distracao de Ivan, Cavi Borges and Gustavo Melo, Brazil
Berik, Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark
The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion, Alois Di Leo, UK
Deeper Than Yesterday, Ariel Kleiman, Australia
Love Patate, Gilles Cuvelier, France
Native Son, Scott Graham, UK
Vasco, Sebastien Laudenbach, France

Special Screenings
L'Amour-prope, Nicolas Silhol, France
Cynthia Todavia tienes las Llaves (Cynthia Still got the Keys), Gonzalo Tobal, Argentina
Fracture, Nicolas Sarkissian, France

Canal+ Collection
The Programmes Courts et Créations division present The Collection, a program of eight short films ordered by CANAL+. This year, the theme was: the Collection “Cracks the crisis”.

The section has at the official site complete information about each film, to browse the site please go here. The seven feature films are competing for the Caméra d'Or, also competing is the documentary Women Are Heroes.

Read info and watch videos @ Movie On Companion.


Today, April 22, the section organizers announced two short films that will be screened before the award ceremony on May 21st. These are the two short films directed by two well-known American actors that by 'coincidence' were colleagues in the Spiderman sagas.

Bastard, Kirsten Dunst (second short)
The Clerk's Tale, James Franco (third short)

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