Michel Gondry's Latest to Open 51st Cannes Directors' Fortnight

The Cannes Directors Fortnight released its 2012 lineup Tuesday following yesterday's Critics Week announcement and the Cannes official selection lineup last week. Michel Gondry's The We and the I will open this edition of the sidebar, which was founded in May 1968 in the wake of the massive student uprisings in France.

The Directors' Fortnight styles itself to "independent-mindedness" and is non-competitive (though debut films are eligible for the Camera d'Or prize recognizing Cannes' outstanding first-time filmmaker). Since its beginning it has showcased the first films of Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, Chantal Akerman, Spike Lee, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Coppola and more.

Feature Films:
3 de by Pablo Stoll Ward (Uruguay, Germany, Argentina) – Première internationale
Granny's Funeral by Bruno Podalydès (France) - Première mondiale
Alyah by Elie Wajeman (France) – Caméra d'or – Première mondiale
Camille redouble by Noémie Lvovsky (France) - Première mondiale
The King of Pigs by Yeun Sang-Ho (South Korea) – Caméra d'or - Première Internationale
Dangerous Liaisons by Hur Jin-Ho (China) – Première mondiale
Le Repenti by Merzak Allouache (Algeria) - Première mondiale
Ernest et Célestine by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner (France, Belgium, Luxembourg) – Première mondiale
Fogo by Yulene Olaizola (Mexico, Canada) - Première mondiale
Gangs of Wasseypur by Anurag Kashyap (India) - Première mondiale
Enfance clandestine by Benjamin Ávila (Argentina, Spain, Brazil) - Première mondiale
La Nuit d'en face by Raoul Ruiz (France, Chile) - Première mondiale – Séance spéciale
La Sirga by William Vega (Colombia, France, Mexico) – Caméra d'or - Première mondiale
No by Pablo Larraín (Chile, USA) - Première mondiale
Opération Libertad by Nicolas Wadimoff (Switzerland, France) - Première mondiale
Hold Back by Rachid Djaïdani (France) – Caméra d'or - Première mondiale
Room 237 by Rodney Ascher (USA) - Caméra d'or - Première internationale
Sightseers by Ben Wheatley (United Kingdom) - Première mondiale - Séance spéciale
Sueño y silencio by Jaime Rosales (Spain, France) - Première mondiale
The We and the I by Michel Gondry (USA) - Première mondiale – (Opening film)
A Respectable Family by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)- Caméra d'or - Première mondiale

Short Films:

Programme 1 – 1H38
With Jeff by Marie-Eve Juste (Canada)
Rodri by Franco Lolli (France)
Königsberg by Philipp Mayrhofer (France)
Enraged Pigs by Leonardo Sette et Isabel Penoni (Brazil)
Les Vivants pleurent aussi by Basil da Cunha (Switzerland , Portugal)

Programme 2 – 1H25
Drawn from Memory by Marcin Bortkiewicz (Poland)
The Curse by Fyzal Boulifa (United Kingdom, Morrocco)
Tram by Michaela Pavlátová (France, Czech Republic)
The Living Dead by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brazil)
Wrong Cops by Quentin Dupieux (France)