Do You Recognize Any of the Names in the Directors' Fortnight Sidebar at Cannes?


Last year at Cannes, the Directors' Fortnight sidebar opened with a film by a director you may have heard of...some up-and-comer named Francis Ford Coppola? This year is a little different; the lineup was announced today, and it's teeming with new faces. (Among those missing: Vincent Gallo, who we've heard is still seeking money to complete Promises Written in Water.) Still, you may recognize a few.

The sole U.S. feature film, Shit Year (directed by Cam Archer, who made the visually enticing but underseen Wild Tigers I Have Known) stars Ellen Barkin and Luke Grimes, while two of the nonfiction films on the docket were directed by notable documentarians, Frederik Wiseman (Boxing Gym) and Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile). There's also a short film directed by moonlighting French actor Louis Garrel.

Here's the full lineup:


Alegria (Joy) directed by Marina Méliande et Felipe Braganca (Brazil)

All Good Children directed by Alicia Duffy (UK)

Alting bliver godt igen (Everything Will Be Fine) directed by Christoffer Boe (Denmark-Sweden-France)

Año bisiesto, directed by Michael Rowe (Mexico)

Benda Bilili!, directed by Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye (France) (documentary)

La Casa muda (The Silent House) directed by Gustavo Hernandez (Uruguay)

Cleveland vs. Wall Street, directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron (Switzerland - France) (documentary)

Des Filles en noir, directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (France)

Ha'Meshotet (The Wanderer) directed by Avishai Sivan (Israel)

Illégal, directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse (Belgium-Luxembourg-France)

The Light Thief, directed by Aktan Arym Kubat (Kyrgyzistan)

Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, directed by Gust Vandenberghe (Belgium)

La Mirada invisible (The Invisible Eye) directed by Diego Lerman (Argentina-France-Spain)

Picco, directed by Philip Koch (Germany)

Pieds nus sur les limaces (Lily Sometimes) directed by Fabienne Berthaud (France)

Le Quattro volte, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy-Germany-Switzerland)

Shit Year, directed by Cam Archer (U.S.)

Somos lo que hay (We Are What We Are) directed by Jorge Michel Grau (Mexico)

Tiger Factory, directed by Woo Ming jin (Malaysia)

Todos vós sodes capitáns, directed by Oliver Laxe (Spain)

Two Gates Of Sleep, directed by Alistair Banks Griffin (U.S.)

Un Poison violent, directed by Katell Quillevéré (France)


Stones In Exile, directed by Stephen Kijak (U.K.) (documentary)

Boxing Gym, directed by Frederik Wiseman (U.S.A.) (documentary)


Cautare (Quest), directed by Ionut Piturescu (Romania)

Ett tyst barn (A Silent Child), directed by Jesper Klevenas (Sweden)

Licht, directed by Andre Schreuders (The Netherlands)

Mary Last Seen, directed by Sean Durkin (U.S.A.)

Petit tailleur, directed by Louis Garrel (France)

Shadows of Silence, directed by Pradeepan Raveendran (France)

Shikasha, directed by Hirabayashi Isamu (Japan)

Tre ore (Trois heures), directed by Annarita Zambrano (Italy)

ZedCrew, directed by Noah Pink (Canada - Zambia)

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  • FrancoisTrueFaux says:

    Wild Tigers was a good first feature, not perfect, but still pretty underrated. Can't wait to see what Archer does with Shit Year.