Cannes: Directors Fortnight lineup announced

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The Directors Fortnight announced its full lineup on Tuesday, including nine short films and 21 features which will run parallel to the Cannes Film Festival in May. Notable selections include the Ruairi Robinson’s sci-fi film Last Days on Mars, starring Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Romola Garai (The Hour), and Olivia Williams (Rushmore), and Sebastian Silva’s thriller Magic Magic, about a tourist in Chile who starts to experience a metal breakdown, with Juno Temple (Killer Joe) and Michael Cera (Arrested Development).

Avant-garde Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) will return to the Festival with a film about his life, and Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) will show her short Swimmer. Jodorowsky is also the subject of a documentary in the lineup, about his aborted version of the film Dune, which would go on to be directed by David Lynch.

Running from May 16 to May 26, the Directors Fortnight is now in its 45th year. It was started in 1969 by the French Directors Guild, who continues to manage the selections to this day. A handful of films presented in this category are even eligible to compete for the Camera d’Or prize, denoted on the list with an asterisk. Ari Folman’s (Waltz with Bashir) hybrid live action and animated feature The Congress, based on Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress and starring Robin Wright and Jon Hamm, will open the sidebar.

Check out the full selection below.

Feature Films
Above the Hill directed by Raphael Nadjari (Israel, France)
Les Apaches directed by Thierry De Peretti (France)*
Ate ver a luz directed by Basil Da Cunha (Switzerland)*
Blue Ruin directed by Jeremy Saulnier (US)
The Congress directed by Ari Folman (Israel, Germany, Poland)
La Danza de la realidad directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky (France)
L’Escale directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari (Switzerland, France)*
La Fille du 14 Juillet directed by Antonin Peretjako (France)*
Henri directed by Yolande Moreau (France)
Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen (Singapore)
Jodorowsky’s Dune directed by Franck Pavich (France)*
Last Days on Mars directed by Ruairi Robinson (United Kingdom)*
Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! directed by Guillaume Gallienne (France)*
Magic Magic directed by Sebastian Silva (US)
On the Job directed by Erik Matti (Philippines)
The Selfish Giant directed by Clio Barnard (United Kingdom)
Tip Top directed by Serge Bozon (France)
Ugly directed by Anurag Kashyap (India)
Un voyageur directed by Marcel Ophuls (France)
El verano de los peces voladores directed by Marcela Said (France, Chile)
We Are What We Are directed by Jim Mickle (US)

Short Films
Gambozinos directed by João Nicolau (France, Portugal)
Lágy Eső directed by Dénes Nagy (Belgium, Hungary)
Le Quepa Sur La Vilni! directed by Yann Le Quellec (France)
Man Kann Nicht Auf Einmal Alles Tun, Aber Man Kann Auf Einmal Alles Lassen directed by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo (Switzerland)
O Umbra De Nor directed by Radu Jude (Romania)
Pouco Mais De Um Mês directed by André Novais Oliveira (Brazil)
Que Je Tombe Tout Le Temps directed by Eduardo Williams (France)
Solecito directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia (Columbia, Denmark, and France)
Swimmer directed by Lynne Ramsay (UK)

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