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New Paul Schrader, Pablo Larrain, Laura Poitras Films Headline Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Line-Up

New Paul Schrader, Pablo Larrain, Laura Poitras Films Headline Cannes Directors' Fortnight Line-Up

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just the main line-up, which is always impressive enough as it is. There’s also the Cannes Critics Week line-up, and now the Director’s Fortnight sidebar has been revealed. La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, as it’s known in French, is usually a place for discovery titles and up-and-coming filmmakers, Ben Wheatley’s “Sightseers,” Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room,” and Miguel Gomes’ “Arabian Nights” all debuted in this section.

This year some of the key directors are a bit more established. The closing night film will be Paul Schraders latest noir-ish “Dog Eat Dog” starring Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Louisa Krause. The sidebar also includes new films from Alejandro Jodorowsky (“Endless Poetry”), Pablo Larraín (“Neruda”) and “Citizenfour” documentarian Laura Poitras (“Risk”).

Other filmmakers of note include Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, Belgium’s Joachim Lafosse and Kim Nguyen, the Canadian filmmaker behind Academy-Award-nominated 2012 film, “War Witch.” Full line-up below.

FEATURE FILMS
Dog Eat Dog, dir: Paul Schrader – Closing Night Film
Divines, dir: Houda Benyamina*
L’Economie Du Couple, dir: Joachim Lafosse
L’Effet Aquatique, dir: Sólveig Anspach
Sweet Dreams, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Fiore, dir: Claudio Giovannesi
Like Crazy, dir: Paolo Virzì
Ma Vie De Courgette, dir: Claude Barras*
Mean Dreams, dir: Nathan Morlando
Mercenaire, dir: Sacha Wolff *
Neruda, dir: Pablo Larraín
Endless Poetry, dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Psycho Raman, dir: Anurag Kashyap
Risk, dir: Laura Poitras
Tour De France, dir: Rachid Djaïdani
Two Lovers And A Bear, dir: Kim Nguyen
Les Vies De Thérèse, dir: Sébastien Lifshitz
Wolf And Sheep, dir: Shahrbanoo Sadat*
*Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’or

SHORT FILMS
Abigail, dirs: Isabel Penoni, Valentina Homem
Chasse Royale, dirs: Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka
Decorado, dir: Alberto Vazquez
Habat Shel Hakala, dir: Tamar Rudoy
Happy End, dir: Jan Saska
Hitchhiker, dir: Jero Yun
Import, dir: Ena Sendijarevic
Kindil El Bahr, dir: Damien Ounouri
Léthé, dir: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Listening To Beethoven, dir: Garri Bardine
Zvir, dir: Miroslav Sikavica

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