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Cannes Reveals This Year’s Critics’ Week Lineup; SXSW Winner ‘Krisha’ Makes Cut

Cannes Reveals This Year's Critics' Week Lineup; SXSW Winner 'Krisha' Makes Cut

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The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup for this year’s Critics’ Week. Elie Wajeman’s “The Anarchists,” about a group of rebel youths in Paris and the man who is supposed to infiltrate them, world premieres and opens this year’s lineup. The closing film is “Learn By Hearth,” in which a film extra is determined to win the heart of a mysterious salesgirl with plenty of secrets. This year’s SXSW Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner “Krisha,” from first-time director Trey Edward Shults, is also featured in the competition.

Of the 11 feature films selected, nine are first features while two are second. Seven of those are in competition with four being special screenings. There are also 10 short and medium length films in competition. The full lineup is below. Critics’ Week is May 14-22. 

FEATURE FILMS IN SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Opening Film: “The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)”- Elie Wajeman (2nd film)
“Coin Locker Girl”- HAN Jun-hee (1st film)
“Les Deux Amis”- Louis Garrel (1st film)
Closing Film: “Learn by Heart (La Vie en grand)”- Mathieu Vadepied (1st film)
FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION
“Dégradé”- Arab et Tarzan Nasser (1st film)
“Krisha”- Trey Edward Shults (1st film)
“Mediterranea”- Jonas Carpignano (1st film)
“The Wakhan Front (Ni le ciel ni la terre)”- Clément Cogitore (1st film)
“Paulina (La patota)”- Santiago Mitre (2nd film)
“Sleeping Giant”- Andrew Cividino (1st film)
“La tierra y la sombra (Land and Shade)”- César Augusto Acevedo (1st film)
SHORT AND MEDIUM-LENGTH FILMS IN COMPETITION
“Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will Be Okay)”- Patrick Vollrath
“Boys (Pojkarna)”- Isabella Carbonell
“Command Action”- João Paulo Miranda Maria
“La Fin du dragon (The Dragon’s Demise)”- Marina Diaby
“The Fox Exploits the Tiger’s”- Might Lucky Kuswandi
“Jeunesse des Loups-Garous (Monsters Turn Into Lovers)”- Yann Delattre
“Love Comes Later”- Sonejuhi Sinha
“Ramona”- Andrei Crețulescu
“Too Cool for School”- Kevin Philipps

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