Eye For Film >> Festivals >> Cannes >> 2021 >> Director's Fortnight
Ali & Ava (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Clio Barnard; Writer: Clio Barnard; Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia)
Over the course of a lunar month, a deep connection begins to grow between two people, despite the legacy of Ava's past relationship and Ali's emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage.
Between Two Worlds (Ouistreham) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Emmanuel Carrère; Writer: Florence Aubenas, Emmanuel Carrère, Hélène Devynck; Stars: Juliette Binoche)
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
The Braves (Entre Les Vagues) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Anaïs Volpé; Writer: Anaïs Volpé; Stars: Souheila Yacoub, Déborah Lukumuena, Mathieu Longatte)
Two best friends are determined to stick together no matter what life throws at them.
A Brighter Tomorrow (De Bas étage) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Yassine Qnia; Writer: Rosa Attab, Yassine Qnia; Stars: Soufiane Guerrab, Souheila Yacoub, Thibault Cathalifaud)
Details of this film have yet to be released.
A Chiara (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2021; Director: Jonas Carpignano; Writer: Jonas Carpignano; Stars: Grecia Rotolo, Swamy Rotolo, Silvana Palumbo, Rosa Caccamo, Claudio Rotolo, Carmelo Rotolo)
The Guerrasio family and their friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 16-year-old sister Chiara, as they compete on the dancefloor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family is in top form. However, everything changes the next day when Claudio disappears...
Clara Sola (Country: Sweden, Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén; Writer: Maria Camila Arias, Nathalie Álvarez Mesén)
In a remote village in Costa Rica, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life.
The Employer And The Employee (El Empleado Y El Patron) (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, France; Year: 2021; Director: Manolo Nieto; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Cristian Borges)
The employer is a young man who apparently has everything going on for him, except one pressing concern: his baby’s health. The employee is looking for a job to support his newborn too. He does not hesitate when the first decides to hire him to work in his lands. Both will meet their needs by helping each other. But one day an accident happens. This unexpected event will strain the ties between them, endangering the fate of the two families.
Europa (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Haider Rashid; Writer: Sonia Giannetto, Haider Rashid; Stars: Adam Ali, Svetlana Yancheva, Mohamed Zouaoui)
Kamal, an Iraqi man trying to enter Europe on foot through the border between Turkey and Bulgaria, is relentlessly pursued through a forest by a group of hunters.
Futura (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher)
A portrait of Italy observed through the eyes of teenagers who talk about the places they live in and imagine themselves, torn between the opportunities that surround them, the dream of what they want to become, the fear of failing, the trials they hope to overcome.
The Hill Where Lionesses Roar (Luaneshat E Kodres) (Country: France, Kosovo; Year: 2021; Director: Luàna Bajrami; Writer: Luàna Bajrami; Stars: Luàna Bajrami, Andi Bajgora, Era Balaj, Flaka Latifi, Urate Shabani)
Somewhere in Kosovo, in a small remote village, three young women see their dreams and ambitions stifled. In their quest for independence, nothing can stop them: time to let the lionesses roar.
Hit The Road (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Panah Panahi; Writer: Panah Panahi; Stars: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar)
Drama based around a road trip in a borrowed car.
Magnetic Beats (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Vincent Cardona; Stars: Marie Colomb, Joseph Olivennes, Thimotée Robart)
Brittany, 1980s. A bunch of friends yearning for excitement broadcast a free radio station from their hometown in the countryside. Jerome leads it with unique charisma while Philippe, the technical genius, lives in the shadow of Jerome, his big brother. When called for the military service, Philippe has no choice but to leave for West Berlin. He’s determined to keep on broadcasting, but realizes that he just lived the last glorious moments of a world on the verge of extinction.
Medusa (Country: Brazil; Year: 2021; Director: Anita Rocha da Silveira; Writer: Anita Rocha da Silveira; Stars: Bruna Linzmeyer, Thiago Fragoso, Felipe Frazão, Joana Medeiros, Lara Tremouroux, Mariana Oliveira)
A woman who is part of a gang who hunt those who transgress their religious ideals, finds her values changing dramatically after she is injured.
Monrovia, Indiana (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary look at the small town of the title.
Murina (Country: Croatia, Brazil, US, Slovenia; Year: 2021; Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic; Writer: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, Frank Graziano, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic; Stars: Gracija Filipovic, Danica Curcic, Leon Lucev, Cliff Curtis, Jonas Smulders, Klara Mucci)
Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian island home.
Neptune Frost (Country: US, France, Rwanda; Year: 2021; Director: Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams; Writer: Saul Williams; Stars: Eliane Umuhire, Eliane Umuhire)
The love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
A Night Of Knowing Nothing (Country: India, France; Year: 2021; Director: Payal Kapadia)
A poetic record of the experience of being a young Indian in a land of violence.
Întregalde (Country: Romania; Year: 2021; Director: Radu Muntean; Writer: Alexandru Baciu, Radu Muntean, Razvan Radulescu; Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ilona Brezoianu, Alex Bogdan)
A group of people on a humanitarian mission arrive in a remote area of Transylvania to offer the inhabitants various goods, but when they try to help a disorientated local, things take a turn for the worse.
Our Men (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2021; Director: Rachel Lang; Writer: Rachel Lang; Stars: Louis Garrel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaité, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Naidra Ayadi, Léo Lévy, Jean Michelangeli, Vladimir Ignat, Simona Trocan, Mowei-Jeannine Leroux, Alice Coulibaly-Chateaux, Wilfried Ranaivo, Lukas De Wolf, Edwin Gaffney, Paul De Bronde)
They come from all over the world but they have one thing in common: The Foreign Legion, their new family. This film tells their stories.
Returning To Reims (Fragments) (Retour A Reims (Fragments)) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot; Stars: Narrated by Adèle Haenel)
An intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today.
The Employer And The Employee and The Tsugua Diaries
Ripples Of Life (Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Shujun Wei; Writer: Chunlei Kang, Shujun Wei; Stars: Zishan Yang, Miyi Huang, Jiajia Wang, Kang Luo, Meng Zhou, Nan Cui, Chen Wang, Zishan Yang, Miyi Huang, Jiajia Wang, Kang Luo, Meng Zhou, Nan Cui, Chen Wang)
A film crew arrives in remote town Yong’an. The fresh air they bring in spreads ripples in the heart of Gu, the owner of a local restaurant. She dreams of another life. Movie star Chen is back in her hometown; she expects to revisit her childhood friends and good old days. An endless debate persists between the director and the writer, revolving from cinema to life. Shooting must start, although consensus is never reached.
The Sea Ahead (Country: France, Lebanon, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Ely Dagher)
After a long time gone, Jana, a young woman, suddenly returns to Beirut. She finds herself reconnecting with the familiar yet strange life she once left.
The Souvenir (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Ariane Labed, Jack McMullen)
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
The Souvenir: Part II (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Harris Dickinson, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade, Joe Alwyn, Charlie Heaton, Ariane Labed, Alice McMillan, Amber Anderson, Tosin Cole, Frankie Wilson, Jaygann Ayeh, Gala Botero, Grace Hancock)
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
The Tale Of King Crab (Re Granchio, The Legend Of King Crab) (Country: Italy, France, Argentina; Year: 2021; Director: Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis; Writer: Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis; Stars: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Darío Levy, Jorge Prado, Mariano Arce, Gabriele Silli, Severino Sperandio, Bruno di Giovanni, Daniel Tur, Ercole Colnago)
Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano - a drunk who locks horns with the head of the region over right of passage and is later exiled.
Neptune Frost and The Hill Where Lionesses Roar
The Tsugua Diaries (Diarios De Otsoga) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2021; Director: Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes; Writer: Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo; Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Carloto Cotta, João Nunes Monteiro)
Details of this film have yet to be released.