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Cannes Film Festival 2016

April 14, 2016 | By francecanadaculture Film

1,869 feature films were considered for this selection, which was finalized at 2 a.m. on the eve of the official press conference. With 28 countries represented in the final selection, French productions, as is often the case, secured a substantial share of the lineup. This is not only because this is a French festival, it is also due to the fact that French cinema continues to represent a highly dynamic pool of expertise and talent in the movie industry, with 220 films produced annually, covering all film genres and, more than is the case in other countries, offering a special place to auteur directors.

France is also an active player in film production on the global stage through the large number of international co-productions in which it participates. Eight of these films, majority and minority co-produced by France, are included in the Cannes Official Competition.

Xavier Dolan has been selected to represent Canada with It's only the end of the world, Candian-French feature film with Marion Cotillard, Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel and Nathalie Baye.

French Films in the Official Competition:

>100% French Productions

MAL DE PIERRES by Nicole GARCIA (France)

RESTER VERTICAL by Alain GUIRAUDIE (France)     

>Majority-French Co-Productions

MA LOUTE by Bruno DUMONT (Germany)   

ELLE by Paul Verhoeven (Germany) 

PERSONAL SHOPPER by Olivier ASSAYAS (Germany, UK, Belgium)  

>Minority-French Co-Productions

LA FILLE INCONNUE by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium)

SIERANEVADA by Cristi PUIU (Romania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia)

I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken LOACH (UK, Belgium)

JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE by Xavier DOLAN (Canada)

BACALAUREAT by Cristian MUNGIU (Romania, Belgium)
 

French films in Un Certain Regard:

VOIR DU PAYS by Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (majority co-production, Greece)

LA DANSEUSE by Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (majority co-production, Belgium, Czech Republic)

LA TORTUE ROUGE by Michael DUDOK DE WIT (majority co-production, Belgium)

CAINI by Bogdan MIRICA (majority co-production, Bulgaria, Romania)

ESHTEBAK by Mohamed DIAB (minority co-production, Egypt)

FUCHI NI TATSU by FUKADA Kôji (minority co-production, Japan)

PERICLE IL NERO by Stefano MORDINI (minority co-production, Belgium, Italy)

French films in Special Screenings:

LE CANCRE by Paul VECCHIALI (France)   

HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (majority co-production, Tchad)         

EXIL by Rithy PANH (majority co-production, Cambodia)    

L'ULTIMA SPIAGGIA by Thanos ANASTOPOULOS et Davide DEL DEGAN (minority co-production, Greece, Italy)        

LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV by Albert SERRA (majority co-production, Spain) 

CANNES' PARALLEL SECTIONS

Justine Triet’s film IN BED WITH VICTORIA (France) will open the 55rd edition of Cannes Critics’ Week (La Semaine de la Critique), which focus on first and second works, while short movies SMILE by Sandrine Kiberlain (France), EN MOI by Laetitia Casta (France) and KITTY by Chloë Sevigny (USA) will close the selection. Julia Ducournau’s third feature film, RAW (France), will be presented in competition, as will DIAMOND ISLAND by Cambodian-French director Davy Chou (Cambodia/France). APNÉE by Jean-Christophe Meurisse (France) will eb presented in special screenings.

The parallel section the Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des réalisateurs), organised by the French Directors Society (Société des Réalisateurs de Films) will open with FAIS DE BEAUX REVES by Marco Bellocchio and will present the French films DIVINES by Houda Benyamina, MERCENAIRE by Sacha Wolff, L'EFFET AQUATIQUE by Solveig Anspach, TOUR DE FRANCE by Rachid Djaïdani and LES VIES DE THERESE by Sébastien Lifshitz. Also in the selection, the French co-produced films FOLLE DE JOIE by Paolo Virzi, L'ECONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, MA VIE DE COURGETTE by Claude Barras, MEAN DREAMS by Nathan Morlando, NERUDA by Pablo Larrain, POESIA SIN FIN by Alejandro Jodorowsky and WOLF AND SHEEP by Shahrbanoo Sadat.

The complete selection can be found on the website of Festival de Cannes

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