Monday, April 21, 2014

Semaine de la Critique (Critics' Week) at Cannes announces 2014 lineup

The programme for the Cannes festival sidebar known as 53rd Semaine de la Critique or Critics' Week was announced this morning. Along with the seven main competition features, the lineup opens with Faire L’Amour from Haitian France-based director Djinn Carrénard and closes with Hippocrate from France's Thomas Lilti. In addition, there will be two special screenings: Respire, the second directorial work from French actress Mélanie Laurent, and L’Institutrice (The Kindergarden Teacher) from Israeli's Nadav Lapid.

The only American film in the programme is the zombie film It Follows by David Robert Mitchell. Canada's only selection is the short film Petit Frère by Rémi St-Michel.

British director Andrea Arnold will be President of the Jury for the Grand Prix. French filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski will be President of the juries for the Prix Découverte (Discovery Prize) and the Prix Révélation (Visionary Award).

The 53rd Semaine de la Critique runs from May 15-23. The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival itself takes place May 14-25.

Opening Film
Faire L’Amour, dir: Djinn Carrénard (France)

Closing Film
Hippocrate, dir: Thomas Lilti (France)

Special Screenings
Respire, dir: Mélanie Laurent (France)
L’Institutrice (The Kindergarden Teacher), dir: Nadav Lapid (Israel)

Critics’ Week Features
Più Buio Di Mezzanote (Darker Than Midnight)*, dir: Sebastiano Riso (Italy)
The Tribe*, dir: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Ukraine)
It Follows, dir: David Robert Mitchell (U.S.)
Gente De Bien*, dir: Franco Lolli (Colombia)
When Animals Dream*, dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby (Denmark)
Hope*, dir: Boris Lojkine (France)
Self Made, dir: Shira Geffen (Israel)
* Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’Or

Critics’ Week Shorts
Safari, dir: Gerardo Herrero (Spain)
The Chicken, dir: Una Gunjak (Croatia)
Crocodile, dir: Gaëlle Denis (UK)
Une Chambre Bleue, dir: Tomasz Siwiński (Poland)
TrueLoveStory, dir: Gitanjali Rao (India)
Petit Frère, dir: Rémi St-Michel (Canada)
A Ciambra, dir: Jonas Carpignano (Italy)
La Contre-Allée, dir: Cécile Ducrocq (France)
Les Fleuves M’Ont Laissée Descendre Où Je Voulais, dir: Laurie Lassalle (France)
Boa Noite Cinderela, dir: Carlos Conceiçao (Portugal)

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