Cannes: Critics make their choice

Seven titles in contest.

by Richard Mowe

Melanie Laurent - behind the camera for Breathe in Cannes Critics' Week
Melanie Laurent - behind the camera for Breathe in Cannes Critics' Week

The Cannes film festival’s strand Critics’ Week (La semaine de la critique) which has been responsible for encouraging the likes of Ken Loach, François Ozon and Wong Kar-Wai among many, will open with Djinn Carrenard’s Making Love (Faire l’amour), it was announced today (21 April).

Also worth noting in the selection is French actress Melanie Laurent’s second feature as a director Breathe (screening out of competition), while the closing title, also out of competition, will be Thomas Lilti’s second feature Hippocrate.

There are seven films vying for the grand prix with a jury presided over by British director Andrea Arnold (who made Fish Tank).

The section is organised independently by the French film critics association and has been an official parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival since 1962.


Darker Than Midnight (dir: Sebastiano Riso)

Gente de Bien (dir: Franco Lolli)

Hope (dir: Boris Lojkine)

It Follows (dir: David Robert Mitchell)

Self Made (dir: Shira Geffen)

The Tribe (dir: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)

When Animals Dream (dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby)

Out of Competition

Breathe (dir: Melanie Laurent)

The Kindergarten Teacher (dir: Nadav Lapid)

Hippocrate (dir: Thomas Lilti)

Short and mid-length films

Young Lions of Gypsy (dir: Jonas Carpignano)

Goodnight Cinderella (dir: Carlos Conceicao)

The Chicken (dir: Una Gunjak)

Back Alley (dir: Cecile Ducrocq)

Crocodile (dir: Gaelle Denis)

Les Fleuves M'Ont Laissée Descendre Où Je Voulais (dir: Laurie de Lassale)

Little Brother (dir: Remi St-Michel)

Safari (dir: Gerardo Herrero)

True Love Story (dir: Gitanjali Rao)

A Blue Room (dir: Tomasz Siwinski)

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