Directors’ Fortnight features Ben Wheatley, Michel Gondry, Jaime Rosales and Anurag Kashyap
Michel Gondry will open Directors’ Fortnight this year with The We And The I, his New York-shot film about a group of high-school children who travel into the future. The selection will close with Noémie Lvovsky’s Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), about a 40-year-old mother, recently abandoned by her partner, who travels back in time to her teenage years when they first met.
The non-competitive and independent-minded sidebar, founded in 1969 in the wake of the student protests of 1968, will showcase 21 features and 10 shorts in total. This year marks the first Directors’ Fortnight with Edouard Waintrop at the helm. A former critic at Libération and director of Switzerland’s International Film Festival of Fribourg, Waintrop was appointed artistic director last summer after the controversial exit of Frédéric Boyer.
British director Ben Wheatley’s dark comedy Sightseers – about a couple who go on a killing spree while on a caravan holiday — will be given a Special Screening, as will The Night In Front (La Noche de Efrente), the final film shot by Raul Ruiz in his native Chile shortly before this death last August.
There are six first films in the line-up including US filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237, examining the theories revolving around the meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
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