Monday, April 18, 2016

Cannes 2016: Efira, Casta and Dogs of Navarre in the Critics Week – Le Figaro

VIDEO – Charles Tesson, general delegate of the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival announces films of this 55th edition, to be held from May 12 to 20 and will open by Victoria Justine Triet.

a landmark year for the critics’ Week. From 12 to 20 May, this parallel section of the Cannes festival Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu revealed, Guillermo Toro and many other great directors, will celebrate its 55th edition. Charles Tesson, its chief delegate, unveiled April 18th on the films that will be programmed there, including Valérie Donzelli, president of the jury, will draw to award three prizes: the Grand Prix Nespresso, Price revelation France 4 and Discovery award Leica Cine short film.

This is first Justine Triet who will have the honors of the Critics’ Week. French director will open the section with Victoria , his second feature film, a film that “confirms [his] talent for comedy,” says Charles Tesson. After viewing his first film The Battle of Solferino in ACID, in 2013, the filmmaker thus returns to Cannes.

His acclaimed debut allowed him to afford a casting choice since Virginia Efira, Vincent Lacoste and Melvil Poupaud appear in the credits of this story of a lawyer charged with defending his best friend, accused of murder by his wife. “This movie rich, lively, energetic and energizing, stands, according Tesson, a modern portrait of a young single mother looking for a perilous balance between her career and her love life.”

The surprise comes in special sessions of the presentation of the first film of Jean-Christophe Meurisse who filmed his troop of dogs Navarre Apnea. “A visionary pamphlet, a perennial surrealist spirit and necessary,” says CEO of the Critics’ Week.

In closing, the Critics Week has chosen not not a film but three. Three short films made by women, far from unknown for fans of cinema as it is of first films by Kiberlain, Laetitia Casta and Chloë Sevigny.

In all, Charles Tesson and his team had to make a choice from more than 1,100 feature films and 1500 short films received and viewed. Seven long were selected for the competition, including two French films: Grave , Julia Ducourneau and Diamond Island Davy Chou, co-produced with Cambodia

the critics Week eve every year to showcase emerging talents, choosing only the first and second films. For its 55th edition, it hosts films from seventeen different countries, with a focus particularly on Asia and the Middle East.


Opening Film: Victoria , Justine Triet (France)

competing Feature films:

Albüm , Mehmet Can Mertoglu (Turkey)

Diamond Island , Davy Chou (Cambodia / France)

Grave , Julia Ducourneau (France)

Mimosas , Oliver Laxe (Spain)

Shavua Ve Yom , and Asaph Polonsky (Israel)

Tramontana , Vatche Boulghourjian (Lebanon)

A Yellow Bird , K. Rajagopal (Singapore)

closing films:

Happy face , Sandrine Kiberlain (France) (short film)

in me , Laetitia Casta (France) (short film)

Kitty , Chloë Sevigny (USA) (short film)

Special Screenings

I tempi felici verranno presto , Alessandro Comodin (Italy)

Apnea Jean-Christophe Meurisse (France)

Short films in competition:

Arnie Rina B. Tsu (Taiwan / Philippines)

Aascensão , Pedro Peralta (Portugal)

Campo Viboras of Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal)

O Delírio ed in Redenção back Aflitos , of Fellipe Fernandes (Brazil)

The Childhood of a Chief, Antoine de Bary (France)

Limbo , Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece)

Oh what a wonderful feeling , by François Jaros (Canada)

Prenjak , of Wregas Bhanuteja (Indonesia)

The virgin Soldier , Erwan Le Duc (France)

Superbia , Luca Tóth (Hungary)


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