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67th Cannes Film Festival

May 08, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Film

French cinema is well represented in this year’s slate, starting with the opening night film Grace de Monaco by Olivier Dahan. The acclaimed French actor Lambert Wilson will serve as Master of Ceremonies, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival, he succeeds Audrey Tautou. Four French films will be competing for the Palme d’Or.

Canadian cinema will also be represented by three films competing for the Palme d'Or Award. Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce was named as president of the fifth edition of the Queer Palm awards.

French Films and Co-Productions in Competition

MAIN COMPETITION

Clouds of Sils Maria
Dir: Olivier Assayas, France-Switzerland-Germany

Goodbye to Language
Dir: Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland

Saint Laurent
Dir: Bertrand Bonello, France

The Search
Dir: Michel Hazanavicius, France

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Opening Film
Party Girl
Dir: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, France

Bird People
Dir: Pascale Ferran, France

The Blue Room
Dir: Mathieu Amalric, France

Incompresa
Dir: Asia Argento, Italy-France

Run
Dir: Philippe Lacote, France-Ivory Coast

Salt of the Earth
Dir: Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France-Italy-Brazil

Xenia
Dir: Panos Koutras, Greece-France-Belgium

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Bridges of Sarajevo
Dir: Aida Begic, Isild le Besco, Leonardo di Constanzo, Pedro Costa, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde

Caricaturistes: Fantassins de la democratie
Dir: Stephanie Valloatto, France

Silvered Water
Dir: Mohammed Oussama and Wiam Bedirxan, Syria-France

In The Name Of My Daughter
Dir: André Téchiné, France

Géronimo
Dir: Tony Gatlif, France

Of Men and War
Dir: Laurent Bécue-Renard, France

CELEBRATION OF THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF LE MONDE

Les Gens du Monde
Dir: Yves Jeuland, France

CANNES' PARALLEL SECTIONS

The parallel section the Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des réalisateurs), organised by the French Directors Society (Société des Réalisateurs de Films) will open with a film by Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood (Bande de Filles)

Djinn Carrénard’s film Faire L’Amour will open the 53rd edition of Cannes Critics’ Week (La Semaine de la Critique), which focus on first and second works, while French director Thomas Lilti’s Hippocrate will close the selection. Mélanie Laurent’s second feature film, Respire, will be presented in a special screening, as will The Kindergarten Teacher by Israeli director Nadav Lapid.


For the full lineup, please visit the official website of the Cannes Festival.

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