Cannes Critics Week Lineup Revealed

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While most people will be focused heavily on the Cannes Film Festival proper this year, one film is about to make a secondary event really quite enticing.

Monday saw the reveal of the Critics Week sidebar for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and it’s a doozy. Led by the Sundance darling Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the series is a collection of smaller projects, films that don’t quite have the buzz that a new film from the Coen Brothers or Baz Luhrmann have.

David Lowery’s Park City favorite appears to be the biggest project attached to this list, but the sidebar does include films from all over the planet, ranging from Paul Wright’s UK project For Those In Peril to the Russian production, Yury Bykov’s The Major. Russian cinema has always been one of the harder film cultures to find here stateside, so this film is definitely one that I’m distinctly interested in, but the Canadian picture The Dismantlement sounds like yet another great film from our northern neighbor.

Here’s the full lineup:

OPENING FILM

  • Suzanne, Katell Quillévéré (France)
  • Closing film – TBA

FEATURES

  • Salvo
    Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza (Italy-France)
  • The Lunchbox
    Ritesh Batra (India-France-Germany)
  • For Those in Peril
    Paul Wright (UK)
  • The Dismantlement
    Sébastien Pilote (Canada)
  • Nos héros sont morts ce soir
    David Perrault (France)
  • Los Dueños
    Agustin Toscano & Ezequiel Radusky (Argentina)
  • The Major
    Yury Bykov (Russia)

SHORT FILMS

Vikingar Magali Magistry (France/Islande)
Agit Pop Nicolas Pariser (France)
Pátio Ali Muritiba (Brésil)
Come and Play Komm und Spiel Daria Belova (Allemagne)
The Opportunist David Lassiter (États-Unis)
Pleasure Ninja Thyberg (Suède)
Océan Emmanuel Laborie (France)
Tau Seru Rodd Rathjen (Inde/Australie)
La lampe au beurre de Yak HU Wei (France/Chine)
Breathe me HAN Eun-young (Corée du Sud)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
    David Lowery (USA)
  • You and the Night
    Yann Gonzalez (France)

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