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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 04.20.17]

The Cannes updates are coming fast and furious now and hot on the heels of last week's press conference and the release of the official competition line-up, the Director's Fortnight titles have also been announced and this year, the sidebar offers up quite a diverse group of films and filmmakers.

Kicking off the program will be French director Claire Denis' Un Beau Soleil Interieur, an adaptation of Roland Barthes' novel starring Juliette Binoche and Gerard Depardieu. Other titles in this year's line-up include director Abel Ferrara's music documentary Alive in France and Jeannette, L'Enfance De Jeanne D'Arc which is Bruno Dumont's musical comedy about the childhood of Joan of Arc.

Other notable titles are director Sean Baker's Tangerine follow-up The Florida Project which chronicles the summer adventures of a group of six-year-olds against the backdrop of the adults around them who are struggling to keep afloat. Baker's film co-stars Willem Dafoe, Macon Blair and Caleb Landry Jones. Also screening are two titles which previously premiered at Sundance: Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott's action adventure Bushwick starring Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow, and Geremy Jasper's Patti Cake$, about an aspiring young rap artist, which is also the closing night film.

The 49th edition of Directors' Fortnight will take place from May 18 to 28.


Un Beau Soleil Interieur, dir. Claire Denis - Opening Night Film
A Ciambra, dir. Jonas Carpignano
Alive in France, dir. Abel Ferrara (pictured below)
L'Amant D'Un Jour, dir. Philippe Garrel
Bushwick, dir. Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott
Cuori Puri, dir. Roberto De Paolis
The Florida Project, dir. Sean Baker
Frost, dir. Sharunas Bartas
I Am Not A Witch, dir. Rungano Nyoni
Jeannette, L'Enfance De Jeanne D'Arc, dir Bruno Dumont
L'Intrusa, dir. Leonardo Di Costanzo
La Defensa Del Dragon, dir Natalia Santa
Marlina Si Pembunuh Dalam Empat Babak, dir. Mouly Surya
Mobile Homes, dir. Vladimir de Fontenay
Nothingwood, dir. Sonia Kronlund
Otez-Moi D'Un Doute, dir. Carine Tardieu
The Rider, dir. Chloe Zhao
West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisted), dir Amos Gitai
Patti Cake$, dir. Geremy Jasper - Closing Night Film


Aua Mole, dir. Laura Goncalves & Alexandra Ramires
La Bouche, dir. Camilo Restrepo
Copa-Loca, dir. Christus Massalas
Creme De Menthe, dir. David Philippe Gagne & Jean-Marc E. Roy
Farpoes, Baliios, dir. Marta Mateus
Min Bord, dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Nada, dir. Gabriel Martins
Retour A Genoa City, dir. Benoit Grimalt
Tijuana Tales, dir. Jean-Charles Hue
Tresnje (Cherries), dir Dubravka Turic

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