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Half of This Year’s Lineup Has a Female Director

The lineup for the Cannes Directors Fortnight was revealed on Tuesday, that includes new movies by Clio Barnard, Joanna Hogg and Alice Rohrwacher. Of the 24 movies chosen for the lineup, precisely half have not less than one girl director.

The 12 of 24 movies within the Cannes Directors Fortnight, which is the impartial arm of the Cannes Film Festival kicking off subsequent month, dwarfs the variety of feminine administrators within the Cannes essential competitors lineup, wherein solely 4 of the 24 chosen motion pictures had been directed by ladies. However, among the motion pictures for the Directors Fortnight function ladies as co-directors, so 12 of 29 of the whole administrators are ladies.

The Directors Fortnight will host a particular screening of Hogg’s “The Souvenir Part 1,” as “Part 2” will probably be enjoying in competitors. Other notable movies embody “A Night of Knowing Nothing,” the primary function by actress Payal Kapadia, and “Hit the Road,” one other debut function by Panah Panahi, who’s the son of Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi. Clio Barnard, who broke out with “The Arbor” and gained a prize at Cannes together with her 2013 movie “The Selfish Giant,” can be returning with a brand new movie known as “Ali & Ava.”

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The Directors Fortnight opening night time movie will probably be “Between Two Worlds” by Emmanuel Carrère, and the closing night time film will probably be “Our Men” by Rachel Lang. The competition will even host a screening of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “Monrovia, Indiana.”

Paolo Moretti led the choice committee for the competition, which goes to be in its 53rd version. The Cannes Directors Fortnight will run from July 7 to 17. Check out the complete lineup right here and under:

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A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano

A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia
1h30 – First function movie

Ali & Ava by Clio Barnard

Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesen
1h48 – First function movie

De bas étage (A Brighter Tomorrow) by Yassine Qnia
1h26 – First function movie

Diários de Otsoga  (Journal de Tûoa, The Tsugua Diariesby Miguel Gomes and Maureen Fazendeiro

El empleado y el patron (L’Employeur et l’Employé, The Employer and the Employee) by Manuel Nieto Zas

Entre les vagues (The Braves) by Anaïs Volpé

Europa by Haider Rashid
1h15 – First function movie

Futura by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi and Alice Rohrwacher

Întregalde by Radu Muntean

Jadde khaki (Hit the Road) by Panah Panahi
1h33 – First function movie

Les Magnétiques (Magnetic Beats) by Vincent Maël Cardona
1h38 – First function movie

Luaneshat e kodrës (La Colline où rugissent les lionnes, The Hill the place Lionesses Roar) by Luàna Bajrami
1h23 – First function movie

Medusa by Anita Rocha da Silveira

Mon légionnaire (Our Men) by Rachel Lang
1h46 – Closing movie

Murina by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
1h32 – First function movie

Neptune Frost by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

Ouistreham (Between Two Worlds) by Emmanuel Carrère
1h47 – Opening movie

Re Granchio (La Légende du Roi Crabe, The Tale of King Crab) by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis

Retour à Reims (Fragments) – (Returning to Reims (Fragments)) by Jean-Gabriel Périot

The Souvenir Part II by Joanna Hogg

Yong an zhen gu shi ji (Ripples of Life) by Shujun Wei

البحر أمامكم (Face à la mer, The Sea Ahead) by Ely Dagher
1h56 – First function movie


The Souvenir Part I by Joanna Hogg


Anxious Body by Yoriko Mizushiri
6 min

El Espacio sideral (The Sidereal Space) by Sebastián Schjaer
17 min

Simone est partie (Simone Is Gone) by Mathilde Chavanne
21 min

Sycorax by Lois Patiño and Matías Piñeiro
20 min

The Parents’ Room (La Chambre des mother and father) by Diego Marcon
11 min 

The Vandal by Eddie Alcazar
15 min

The Windshield Wiper by Alberto Mielgo

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