In turn, the Directors Fortnight presents its selection

A few days after the announcement of the official selection of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the Directors’ Fortnight announced the films that will be presented during the 54th edition of this section parallel to the festival.

The 75th Cannes Film Festival, to be held from 17 to 28 May 2022, is taking shape a little further. After the official selection presented on April 14, confirming the arrival of renowned filmmakers: David Cronenberg, the Dardenne brothers, James Gray, Park Chan-Wook, Claire Denis, etc. – now it is the turn of the Directors’ Fortnight to lift the veil on its programming, which generally gives a place of interest to the first films and, more broadly, to world cinema, all genres and all nationalities together.

This 54th edition, last supervised by the current Italian General Delegate Paolo Moretti – when Pierre Lescure will also preside over the Cannes Film Festival for the last time, before passing the torch to Iris Knobloch – will present no less than twenty three films. , which includes nine first films and eleven feature films directed by women, which, in parity, already has a slight increase over the official selection of the festival where only Claire Denis, Valéria Bruni Tedeschi and Kelly Reichardt are presented.

A great honored director

She is also the American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Some women, First cow) that while competing for his new film, Appear, will open this Fortnight after being awarded the traditional Golden Coach, succeeding the famous documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. It will be screened at the end of the ceremony The last clue (2010), Reichardt ‘s unconventional western with his favorite actress, Michelle Williams, will be in Appear.

“From Grass river and until First cowyou arouse our admiration for the freedom that emanates from your work (…) We have the feeling of finding in all your filmography a soft resistance to a normalized vision of society and cinema (…) This specificity, inscribed in the geography of the your films, so far removed from American clichés, are a great source of inspiration for us. ” the filmmakers who are members of the SRF, the Society of Film Directors that has been organizing the Fortnight since its inception, were delighted..

The Directors’ Fortnight, an international influence

That’s it Flight by Italian director Pietro Marcello, who seduced critics in 2019 with Martin Eden, which will officially open a Fortnight that promises to give a privileged place to French-language cinema. Among other things, the new Alice Winocour films will be presented (See Paris again), Mia-Hansen Love (Good morning), Philippe Faucon (The HarkisNicolas PariserThe Green Perfume), Léa Mysius (The five devils, with Adèle Exarchopoulos) or Charlotte Le Bon’s first feature film (Falcone Lake). We will also find out The Super 8 years, an autobiographical film co-directed by novelist Annie Ernaux, who is also preparing to publish a new novel (The young man, Gallimard), and his son David Ernaux-Briot.

Léa Mysius, director of Ava, co-writer of Olympics by Jacques Audiard, will present his new film with Adèle Exarchopoulos, The five devils

International cinema will also have the opportunity to shine with films from Spain, Portugal, Chile, Tunisia, the United States and even Ukraine with Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. A special session will also be held MEN by Alex Garland, screenwriter of 28 days later (2002) i ground (2007) by Danny Boyle, who has been known in recent years for his metaphysical science fiction films such asEx Machina (2014)Annihilation (2017) or series Developers (2020). In MEN (THEY in the French version), in cinemas on June 8, this time Alex Garland seems to combine horror cinema, psychological thriller and toxic masculinity.

The full selection of the 54th Directors Fortnight can be found here.

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