Two weeks of directors reveal their strengths – Liberation

For its 54th edition, the last of General Delegate Paolo Moretti, the parallel selection with a call to self-sacrifice announces an attractive program between discoveries, large selections and evaluation signatures.

Now it is the turn of two weeks of directors, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival (the last time before the arrival of the new general delegate was headed by Italian Paolo Moretti), to open his program from 18 to 27 May. We can move forward without risking that the vintage of 2022, the combination of already evaluated captions and discoveries, is attractive – and much more sensitive to the life practices of women directors, here 11 of them than the official choice made public there. Several days.

Geographically eclectic films

The expectation is sensitive: after a very delicate adaptation Martin Eden and wonderful Bella and lost, againstthe ball is opened by Pietro Marcello withdrawhis first work in French, announced as “Popular musical-historical tale”. This 54th issue will also end with a thriller green perfume with Nicolas Pariser, has already passed and unveiled the Weekly with the Magic Alice and the Mayor.

Between the two: the first nine geographically eclectic films (Ukrainian, Chilean, Colombian, Tunisian, etc.), including, for example, the film. the trial of the Spaniard Elena Lopez Riera, El Agua; Lebanese artist Ali Cherry, who came out of the gallery to present Dam (dam); or family story in Super 8, signed by Annie Erno and her son David Erno-Brio, Super 8 years. Noticed a few years ago with her beautiful first picture The FitsAnna Rose Holmer co-stars with Saela Davis in one of two American films selected, God’s creation.

Light for two weeks

In the competition for the Golden Palm Branch only last year with Bergman Island, Mia Hansen-Love finally returns through the doors of Fort Week to present Good morning, with Leo Seydou. Also on the radar: Lea Misius’ second feature film five devilswith Adele Exarcopoulos, as well as a new film by Alice Vinokur See Paris againwith Virginia Ethera and Benoit Magimel, return to basics after the American adventure Near. The “Strong presence of French cinema”, according to Paolo Moretti, is confirmed by the presence of a new film by Philippe Focon, Harkis (Release visited the shooting), with which the author Fatima looks at the war in Algeria.

Needless to say, we do not regret finding the Portuguese Joao Pedro Rodriguez (lost sight of, or almost, since ornithologist in 2016), which will try to set fire to the fortnightly Fogo-fátuo (Will-o’-the-wisp). This year’s Golden Coach, an honorary fortnightly award, will be presented to outstanding American director Kelly Reichardt, whose latest film Show will be shown in the competition.

Full choice:

Flight Pietro Marcello (opening film)

1976 Manuela Martelli

El Agua Elena Lopez Riera

Dam Ali Cherry

Super 8 years by Annie and David Erno

Ashkal Youssef Chebby

Five devils author Lea Missions

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Verena Paravel and Lucien Casten-Taylor

Continental drift (south) from Lionel Bayer

Enys Men Mark Jenkins

Falcon Lake from Charlotte LeBron

Fogo-fatuo author Joao Pedro Rodriguez

Funny pages Owen Klein

God’s creation Anna Rose Holmer and Saela Davis

Kharkiv from Philip Focon

Mountain Thomas El Salvador

Pamphir Dmytro Sukholytskyi-Sobchuk

See Paris again by Alice Winocourt

under figs from Erige Sehiri

Good morning author Mia Hansen-Love

Crow Fabian Hernandez

Green perfume Nicolas Pariser (closing film)

Men Alex Garland (special show)

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