Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cannes 2016: Gerard Depardieu in the Directors’ Fortnight – TF1

“This year there is the dialogue between teachers, Jodorowsky, Bellocchio, and youth,” said the general delegate of the Directors’ Fortnight, Edouard Waintrop during a conference press.

Of the 1,582 films received, slightly less than last year, 18 titles were selected in this section of the festival was born after 1968, which aims to discover young authors and greet the works of established filmmakers.

Among the “masters”, the Italian Marco Bellocchio, 76, will open the Fortnight with Sweet Dreams , adaptation of a bestseller Italian journalist Massimo Gramellini. The film, which tells the story of a child and an adult faced with the death of his mother, was a prospective time for the competition.

“We are very proud to welcome Sweet dreams (…) It is a film where Marco Bellocchio shows how he can also touch the feelings,” he said Edward Waintrop, former film critic for Libération.

Absent from the competition for the Golden Palm, Italy will be well represented at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight, as two other transalpine filmmakers will be there: Paolo Virzi for La Pazza Gioia with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Claudio Giovannesi for “Fiore”.

Another veteran, Chilean Alejandro Jodorowsky, 87, will endless Poetry after La Danza de la realidad imagination and poetic exercise in which he reinvented his childhood, noticed fortnight in 2013. the filmmaker had last year launched a public appeal on the internet for finance Poesia sin fin .

His compatriot Pablo Larraín ( El Club ) will be there with Neruda with Gael Garcia Bernal, also a time foreseen in competition, on the life of Chilean poet.

In addition Bellocchio and Jodorowsky, the old guard will be represented by American Paul Schrader, 69, legendary writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull , which will show in closing Dog Eat Dog , with Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

The United States will also be represented by a documentary on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Risk Laura Poitras, who won an Oscar in 2015 for Citizenfour on the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Alongside the veterans, the Fortnight reserve a good spot to young directors, including three first French films, a selection which French features will be many.

Houda Benyamina and submit divine , a “film on the outskirts with a colossal energy” by Edouard Waintrop, Claude Barras My zucchini life , animation scenario signed by Céline Sciamma ( Tomboy ) and Sacha Wolff Mercenary , a film in the middle of rugby.

Rachid Djaïdani, who introduced the Rengaine ‘Fortnight in 2012, will be there with Tour de France , road movie and story of friendship between a young rapper and a mason played by Gérard Depardieu , a film “that speaks of today’s France” by Edouard Waintrop.

Another French film, the documentary by Sébastien Lifshitz “The lives of Therese,” the feminist Thérèse Clerc, rubbing shoulders “Aquatic Effect”, posthumous film of the Icelandic director Solveig Anspach with Samir Guesmi and Florence Loiret-Caille.

Other long anticipated films, the Directors’ Fortnight will screen The Economics of the couple Belgian Joachim Lafosse ( A sanity ), a chronicle of a disintegrating couple with Cédric Kahn and Berenice Bejo. Two films will come from Canada, Mean Dreams , polar Nathan Morlando, and Two Lovers and a Bear Kim Nguyen.

An Indian policeman film, Raman Raghav 2.0 (P Raman Sycho ) and Anurag Kashyap ( Ugly ) and a first Afghan film, Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat, will complete the picture.


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