JEANNE DU BARRY by MAÏWENN – Opening Film Out of Competition
CLUB ZERO by Jessica HAUSNER
THE ZONE OF INTEREST by Jonathan GLAZER
FALLEN LEAVES by Aki KAURISMAKI
LES FILLES D’OLFA by Kaouther BEN HANIA
ASTEROID CITY by Wes ANDERSON
ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE by Justine TRIET
MONSTER by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
IL SOL DELL’ AVVENIRE by Nanni MORETTI
L’ÉTÉ DERNIER by Catherine BREILLAT
KURU OTLAR USTUNE by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
(ABOUT DRY GRASSES)
LA CHIMERA by Alice ROHRWACHER
LA PASSION DE DODIN BOUFFANT by TRAN Anh Hun
RAPITO by Marco BELLOCCHIO
MAY DECEMBER by Todd HAYNES
JEUNESSE by WANG Bing
THE OLD OAK by Ken LOACH
BANEL E ADAMA by Ramata-Toulaye SY | 1st film
PERFECT DAYS by Wim WENDERS
FIREBRAND by Karim AÏNOUZ
BLACK FLIES Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
LE RETOUR Catherine Corsini
UN CERTAIN REGARD
LE RÈGNE ANIMAL by Thomas CAILLEY – Opening Film
LOS DELINCUENTES by Rodrigo MORENO
HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molly MANNING WALKER | 1st film
GOODBYE JULIA by Mohamed KORDOFANI | 1st film
KADIB ABYAD by Asmae EL MOUDIR
(THE MOTHER OF ALL LIES)
SIMPLE COMME SYLVAIN by Monia CHOKRI
CROWRÃ by João SALAVIZA, Renée NADER MESSORA
(THE BURITI FLOWER)
LOS COLONOS by Felipe GÁLVEZ | 1st film?(THE SETTLERS)
OMEN by Baloji TSHIANI | 1st film
THE BREAKING ICE by Anthony CHEN
ROSALIE by Stéphanie DI GIUSTO
THE NEW BOY by Warwick THORNTON
IF ONLY I COULD HIBERNATE by Zoljargal PUREVDASH | 1st film
HOPELESS by KIM Chang-hoon | 1st film
TERRESTRIAL VERSES by Ali ASGARI, Alireza KHATAMI
RIEN À PERDRE by Delphine DELOGET | 1st film
LES MEUTES by Kamal LAZRAQ | 1st film
UN CERTAIN REGARD
ONLY THE RIVER FLOWS Wei Shujun
UNE NUIT Alex Lutz
The film will be screened Out of Competition – Closing Un Certain Regard
OUT OF COMPETITION
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY by James MANGOLD
COBWEB by KIM Jee-woon
THE IDOL by Sam LEVINSON
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by Martin SCORSESE
OUT OF COMPETITION
L’ABBÉ PIERRE – UNE VIE DE COMBATS Frédéric Tellier
KENNEDY by Anurag KASHYAP
OMAR LA FRAISE by Elias BELKEDDAR
ACIDE by Just PHILIPPOT
HYPNOTIC Robert Rodriguez
PROJECT SILENCE Kim Tae-gon
KUBI by Takeshi KITANO
BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE by Martin PROVOST
CERRAR LOS OJOS by Victor ERICE
LE TEMPS D’AIMER by Katell QUILLÉVÉRÉ
PERDIDOS EN LA NOCHE Amat Escalante
L’AMOUR ET LES FORÊTS Valérie Donzelli
EUREKA Lisandro Alonso
MAN IN BLACK by WANG Bing
OCCUPIED CITY by Steve MCQUEEN
ANSELM (DAS RAUSCHEN DER ZEIT) by Wim WENDERS
RETRATOS FANTASMAS by Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO
(PICTURES OF GHOSTS)
LITTLE GIRL BLUE Mona Achache
BREAD AND ROSES Sahra Mani
LE THÉORÈME DE MARGUERITE Anna Novion
CRITICS WEEK/SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE
The parallel Cannes section will screen 11 features, seven in competition, and four as special screenings, selected from 1,000 submissions. Scroll down for the full list.
The section, which is overseen by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, focuses on first and second features as well as shorts by emerging talents.
Stories of couples, parenthood, family relationships and friendships unfolding against difficult political or societal realities abound in this year’s line-up.
Power Alley (Levante) * (Br-Fr-Uru)
Dir: Lillah Halla
Il Pleut Dans La Maison * (Bel-Fr)
Dir: Paloma Sermon-Daï
Inshallah A Boy * (Jor-Saudi-Qat-Fr)
Dir: Amjad Al Rasheed
Sleep (Jam) * (S Kor)
Dir: Jason Yu
Lost Country (Fr-Ser-Lux-Cro)
Dir: Vladimir Perisi?
Le Ravissement * (Fr)
Dir: Iris Kaltenbäck
Tiger Stripes * (Malay-Tai-Sing-Fr-Ger-Neth-Indo-Qat)
Dir: Amanda Nell Eu
Ama Gloria (Fr) – OPENING FILM
Dir: Maria Amachoukeli
The (Exp)erience Of Love/Le Syndrome Des Amour Passés (Bel-Fr)
Dir: Ann Sirot & Raphaël Balboni
Vincent Must Die * (Fr)
Dir: Stéphan Castang
No Love Lost (La Fille de Son Père) (Fr) – CLOSING FILM
Dir: Erwan Le Duc
* denotes film is a first film and eligible for the Camera d’Or prize open to all first films in Official Selection and the parallel sections.
La sélection courts métrages
13 courts métrages, 10 en compétition et 3 en séance spéciale, sélectionnés parmi 2100 films visionnés
Mexique / 5’
France / 17’
Espagne / 19’
Corpos Cintilantes (Shimmering Bodies / Corps Scintillants)
Selected from 4,288 films, 11 shorts will be presented this year in Competition, coming from 12 countries : Argentina, Colombia, Spain, the United States, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and Ukraine. The Short Film Palme d’or will be handed by the Jury chaired by Ildikó Enyedi, Saturday, May 27, during the closing ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes.
LA PERRA (THE BITCH)
Carla Melo Gampert Colombia & France – 14′
AS IT WAS
Anastasia Solonevych & Damian Kocur Poland & Ukraine – 15′
Eivind Landsvik Norway – 12′
Flóra Anna Buda Hungary & France – 11′
LE SEXE DE MA MÈRE
Francis Canitrot France – 14′
AUNQUE ES DE NOCHE
Guillermo García López Spain & France – 14′
BASRI & SALMA IN A NEVER-ENDING COMEDY
Khozy Rizal Indonesia – 15′
Margaret Miller United States – 10′
NADA DE TODO ESTO (NONE OF THESE)
Patricio Martínez & Francisco Canton Argentina & Spain- 15′
For its 26th edition, La Cinef selected among 2,000 films submitted by film schools from all around the world, 14 short fictions and 2 animated short films, among which 10 films are directed by women and 7 films by men. 13 countries from 4 continents are represented including Morocco, for the first time in selection. The Jury chaired by Ildikó Enyedi will give out 3 La Cinef awards, during a ceremony that will befollowed by the screening of the awarded films, Thursday, May 25, in the Buñuel theatre.
DAROONE POUST (INSIDE THE SKIN)
Shafagh Abosaba & Maryam Mahdiye Karnameh Film School – Iran – 16′
KILLING BORIS JOHNSON
Musa Alderson-Clarke NFTS – United Kingdom – 24′
Yudhajit Basu FTII – India – 23′
Katie Blair Columbia University – United States – 19′
AL TORAA’ (THE CALL OF THE BROOK)
Jad Chahine High Cinema Institute – Egypt – 12′
A BRIGHT SUNNY DAY
Yupeng He Columbia University – United States – 20′
Hwang Hyein KAFA – South Korea – 24′
LA VOIX DES AUTRES (THE VOICE OF OTHERS)
Fatima Kaci La Fémis – France – 30′
Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé will receive the section Carrosse d’Or honorary award.
Julien Rejl, Artistic Director of the Directors’ Fortnight, has revealed the Selection of its 55th edition.
“The Directors’ Fortnight was born when a community of directors came together with the desire to create an independent space that would encourage the emergence of free filmmaking regardless of geographical provenance or any other limiting criteria. At the heart of the creation of the Directors’ Fortnight was the singular quality of a work of art and the impossibility of pigeonholing it.
We have chosen to present 30 films to you which, through their own unique language, embody a spirit of resistance to any form of ideology and to dominant narratives.”
This year, seven of the 21 filmmakers in the 20-title feature selection are women. It is an eclectic line-up mixing confirmed directors, buzzed-about newcomers and a handful of off-the-radar titles.
AXXAM YARYA, MAQAR ANSAHMU (The House Is on Fire, Might as Well Get Warm / La maison brûle, autant se réchauffer)
by Mouloud Aït Liotna
DANS LA TÊTE UN ORAGE (A Storm Inside)
by Clément Pérot
IL COMPLEANNO DI ENRICO (The Birthday Party / L’Anniversaire d’Enrico)
by Francesco Sossai
J’AI VU LE VISAGE DU DIABLE (I Saw the Face of the Devil)
by Julia Kowalski
by Rachel Walden
by Lucas Malbrun
by Maryam Tafakory
by Atsushi Hirai
THE RED SEA MAKES ME WANNA CRY
by Faris Alrjoob
XIA RI FU BEN (Talking to the River)
by Yue Pan
VAL ABRAÃO (Val Abraham / Abraham’s Valley)
by Manoel de Oliveira
here will also be a Special Screening for late Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira’s 1993 Abraham’s Valley, to fete the 30th anniversary of its screening in Directors’ Fortnight.
The Madame Bovary-inspired drama starred Leonor Silveira as a young woman, dissatisfied with her marriage to an older doctor and takes several lovers. This year’s Directors’ Fortnight poster pays tribute to the work.
LE PROCÈS GOLDMAN (The Goldman Case)
by Cédric Kahn
French actor and director Cédric Kahn’s The Goldman Case opens the selection. The drama revolves around the 1976 trial of Pierre Goldman, a real-life, left-wing revolutionary who was convicted of several armed robberies and then mysteriously murdered.
by Kanu Behl
Indian director Kanu Behl, whose 2014 film Butterfly (Titli) played in Un Certain Regard, will present his new film Agra, exploring the sexual dynamics within a multi-generational family living together in the same cramped home.
L’AUTRE LAURENS (The Other Laurens)
by Claude Schmitz
BÊN TRONG VO KÉN VÀNG (Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell)
by Thien An Pham
First feature film
Vietnamese director Pham Thien An’s debut feature Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell follows a careless man who returns to his rural home and reluctantly starts a search for his long-lost brother during which he makes a discovery that questions his faith.
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY (Merle merle mûre)
by Elene Naveriani
BLAZH (Grace / La Grâce)
by Ilya Povolotsky
First feature film
CONANN (She Is Conann)
by Bertrand Mandico
Other highlights include cult French experimental director Bertrand Mandico’s new work She Is Connan, inspired by Robert E. Howard’s 1930s character, but played by actresses at different stages of the character’s life.
by Elena Martín Gimeno
by Faouzi Bensaïdi
by Zarrar Kahn
First feature film
The selection also features the Pakistani Urdu-language horror film In Flames by Zarrar Kahn, for which XYZ Films is handling North American sales rights.
The Karachi-set film follows a mother and daughter, living a precarious existence following the death of the family patriarch, who fall prey to evil forces.
by Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra
LE LIVRE DES SOLUTIONS (The Book of Solutions)
by Michel Gondry
Other big hitters in the line-up include Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry with The Book of Solutions. The French-language comedy-drama – starring Pierre Niney as a filmmaker dealing with a creative block – is the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director’s first feature in seven years. Gondry previously screened in Directors’ Fortnight in 2012, with The We And The I, having made his Cannes debut in Official Selection in 2001 with Human Nature.
by Rosine Mbakam
RIDDLE OF FIRE (Conte de feu)
by Weston Razooli
First feature film
Riddle Of Fire is Los Angeles-based filmmaker Razooli’s debut feature after shorts Anaxia and Jolly Boy Friday.
THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED
by Joanna Arnow
First feature film
Brooklyn-based actress and filmmaker Arnow’s The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed follows the life of a woman as her life slips away in a long-term casual BDSM relationship and a low-level corporate job.
Executive produced by Sean Baker, the film was supported by Berlinale Script Station, Gotham Week 2021 and When East Meets West at the project stage. Arnow won Berlinale Silver Bear in 2015 for her short film Bad at Dancing.
THE SWEET EAST
by Sean Price Williams
The Sweet East is the debut feature of cinematographer Sean Price Williams, whose many Director of Photography credits include the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time and Heaven Knows What as well as Abel Ferrara’s Zeros And Ones.
The road movie, written by Nick Pinkerton, is described as a picaresque journey through contemporary America by a young woman who is granted access to the strange sects and cults proliferating in the country.
UN PRINCE (A Prince)
by Pierre Creton
XIAO BAI CHUAN (A Song Sung Blue)
by Zihan Geng
First feature film
From China, Geng Zihan’s debut film A Song Sung Blue is a coming-of-age tale about a teenager who is sent to live with her chaotic father for the summer after her mother goes to Africa on a medical posting.
WOO-RI-UI-HA-RU (In Our Day)
by Hong Sang-soo
Little has been announced about the project until now which stars Kim Minhee as a woman in her early 40s, who is temporarily living at the home of a friend, who is raising a cat, and Ki Joobong as a man in his 70s living alone, whose cat has died of old age.
According to the enigmatic synopsis, both characters receive a visitor, a woman in her 20s for the woman, and a man in his 30s for the old man, and eat ramyun noodles with hot pepper paste as they talk.
Hong has previously premiered most of his films in the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection and was in Berlin’s Encounters section this year with In Water.
Watch the 2023 Selection between June 7 and 18 in about 30 arthouse theaters throughout France, thanks to our new event: THE FORTNIGHT EXTENDED.
To give arthouse cinema audiences the opportunity to discover the selection right after the Cannes Film Festival, the Directors’ Fortnight will be organizing premieres of the films from the latest edition over a 10-day period, in 32 associated cinemas in France. A unique event which places theaters at the heart of the current political conversation.
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