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Gaspar Noé is unveiling his new film at the 50th Directors’ Fortnight

The French provocateur will be joined by Ciro Guerra and Debra Granik at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

It’s generally thought that in Cannes, the main competition is where you head for the glitz and glamour, and the Directors’ Fortnight – about a 10 minute stroll down the road from the main Palais – is where you head to get your hands dirty.

In recent years the sidebar has showcased a variety of features which have ended up overshadowing their more high profile counterpoints, such as Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, Bruno Dumont’s P’tit Quinquin and Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights. With a more low-key line-up already announced for the core Cannes programme, anticipation for the 50th Directors’ Fortnight is higher than ever.

As usual, there’s a mix of new names, old hands and big surprises – the latest effort from Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra is certainly an intriguing prospect, as is a new work by Gaspar Noé, who was last seen in Cannes in 2015 where he dropped his execrable sex opus, Love.

Opening Film

Birds of Paradise by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego

The Official Selection

Climax by Gaspar Noé
Carmen and Lola by Arantxa Echevarria
Amin by Philippe Faucon
Cómprame un revólver by Julio Hernández Cordón
Les Confins du Monde by Guillaume Nicloux
El Motoarrebatador by Agustín Toscano
En Liberté! by Pierre Salvador
Leave No Trace by Debra Granik
Players by Marie Monge
Los Silencios by Beatriz Seigner
Ming Wang Xing Shi Ke by Ming Zhang
Mandy by Panos Cosmatos
Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda
The World is Yours by Romain Gavras
Petra by Jaime Rosales
Samouni Road by Stefano Savona
Teret by Ognjen Glavonic
Weldi by Mohamed Ben Attia
Troppa Grazia by Gianni Zanasi

For more on this year’s Directors’ Fortnight visit quinzaine-realisateurs.com

Published 17 Apr 2018

Tags: Cannes Ciro Guerra Debra Granik Gaspar Noé

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