Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Set with 21 Features


Sebastian Silva's Magic Magic.

The various Cannes Film Festival sidebars are coming together at a clip. The Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) section of the upcoming event was unveiled Tuesday and includes two selections from January's Sundance Film Festival: Sebastian Silva's Magic Magic starring Michael Cera and Jim Mickle's thriller We Are What We Are. The pair join a total of 21 features and nine shorts in the sidebar, which runs May 16 - 26.

The selection includes eight first-time features, as noted with asterisks. First features are contenders for Cannes' Camera d'Or prize, which last year went to Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film went on to garner Oscar nominations including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Lead Actress. As previously announced, the section will open with Ari Folman's The Congress.

Feature Films:

Above the Hill, directed by by Raphaël Nadjari (Israel, France) 95’ International premiere
Les Apaches* directed by by Thierry De Peretti (France) 100’ World premiere
Ate ver a luz / Après la nuit* directed by by Basil Da Cunha (Switzerland) 95’ World premiere
Blue Ruin, directed by by Jeremy Saulnier (USA) 90 World premiere
Le Congrès, directed by Ari Folman (Israel, Germany, Poland)
La Danza de la realidad, directed by by Alejandro Jodorowsky (France) 130’ World premiere
L’Escale* directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari (Switzerland, France) 100’ World premiere
La Fille du 14 Juillet* directed by Antonin Peretjako (France) 90’ World premiere
Henri, directed by Yolande Moreau (France) 105’ World premiere
Ilo Ilo* directed by Anthony Chen (Singapore) 99’  World premiere
Jodorowsky’s Dune directed by Franck Pavich (France) World premiere
Last Days on Mars* directed by Ruairi Robinson (United Kingdom) 95’ World premiere
Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table !* directed by Guillaume Gallienne (France) 85’ International premiere
Magic Magic, directed by Sebastian Silva (USA) 97’
On the Job, directed by Erik Matti (Philippines) 116’ World premiere
The Selfish Giant, directed by Clio Barnard (United Kingdom) 93’  World premiere
Tip Top, directed by Serge Bozon (France) 100’ World premiere
Ugly, directed by Anurag Kashyap (ndia) World premiere
Un voyageur, directed by Marcel Ophuls (France) 106’ World premiere
El verano de los peces voladores* directed by Marcela Said (France/ Chile) 86’ World premiere
We Are What We Are, directed by Jim Mickle (USA) 100’

Short Films:

Gambozinos, directed by João Nicolau (France, Portugal) 18’ World premiere
Lágy Eső, directed by Dénes Nagy (Belgium, Hungary) 28' World premiere
Le Quepa sur la vilni! directed by Yann Le Quellec (France) 38’ World premiere
Man kann nicht auf einmal alles tun, aber man kann auf einmal alles lassen, directed by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo
(Switzerland) 15’
O Umbra de nor, directed by Radu Jude (Romania) 30’ World premiere
Pouco mais de um mês, directed by André Novais Oliveira (Brazil) 23’ International premiere
Que je tombe tout le temps, directed by Eduardo Williams (France) 15’ World premiere
Solecito, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia (Colombia, Denmark, France) 20’ World Premiere
Swimmer, directed by Lynne Ramsay (United Kingdom) 16’ International premiere

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