While the Cannes Film Festival is the main attraction, it’s easy to forget that the sidebar lineups boast even more treasures to be found. Today, the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight has unveiled their opening film, and a new trailer has arrived right at the same time, so those heading to the Croisette can get prepared.
Philippe Garrel‘s “In The Shadow Of Women” has been selected to kick things off at the Directors’ Fortnight. Starring Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau, Lena Paugam, Vimala Pons, Mounir Margoum, Jean Pommier, Thérèse Quentin, and Antoinette Moya, the story follows a documentary filmmaker who ends an affair with his mistress when he discovers his partner also has a lover.
Presented in black-and-white, there’s no U.S. distribution for this one yet. Sadly, no English subtitles on this trailer, but maybe it’s an opportunity to practice your French.