The sidebar program to the 64th annual Festival de Cannes known as La Semaine Internationale de la Critique (International Critics' Week) announced its programming today. It's the 50th year for the parallel festival within the festival which celebrates 1st and 2nd-time filmmakers who often go on to great success. Filmmakers who got their Cannes launch during the Semaine de la Critique include Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Gaspar Noé and François Ozon.
The program opens with Valerie Donzelli’s La Guerre est Declaree (Declaration of War) on May 12th. The closing film will be Pourquoi tu pleures? (Why Are You Crying?) by Katia Lewcowicz.
To mark the 50th year of La Semaine de la Critique, there will be a special screening on May 16th at the Palais of My Little Princess by French director Eva Ionesco and starring Isabelle Huppert and Denis Lavant. This is Huppert's third film in this section in the last four years, having appeared in last year's Copacabana and Home in 2008.
The Semaine Internationale de la Critique runs from May 12-20, while the Festival de Cannes proper runs from May 11-22.
Complete list of films for the 50th Semaine Internationale de la Critique (Critics' Week)
Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina)
Avé, Konstantin Bojanov (Bulgaria, France)
17 Filles (17 Girls), Delphine and Muriel Coulin (France)
The Slut (Hanotenet), Ben Asher (Israel, Germany)
Snowtown (Les Crimes de Snowtown), Justin Kurzel (Australia)
Sauna on Moon, Zou Peng (China)
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols (USA)
Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros, Guillaume Gouix (France)
Black Moon, Amie Siegel (USA)
Blue, Stephan Kang (New Zealand)
Boy, Topaz Adizes (USA)
Bul-Myul-Ui-Sa-Na-Ie, Moon Byoung-gon (Korea)
Dimanches (Sunday), Valérie Rosier (Belgium)
In Front of the House, Lee Tae-ho (Korea)
La inviolabilidad del domicilio se basa en el hombre que aparece empunando un hacha, Alex Piperno (Uruguay, Argentina)
Junior, Julia Ducournau (France)
Permanencias, Ricardo Alves Junior (Brazil)
La Guerre est Declaree (Declaration of War), Valérie Donzelli (France) opening film
Pourquoi tu pleures? (Why Are You Crying?), Katia Lewcowicz (France) closing film
Walk away Renée, Jonathan Caouette (USA, France, Belgium)
My Little Princess, Eva Ionesco (France)