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CANNES '06: Lineup Set for 45th International Critics' Week Section

Indiewire By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire April 26, 2006 at 11:5AM

Each year seven features and seven shorts are selected for the 45th annual International Critics' Week sidebar to the official selection at the Festival de Cannes. Focusing on first and second features, this year's lineup (running May 18 - 26 in Cannes) includes a particularly heavy focus on Latin American and European work. The section will open with Emmanuel Bourdieu's "Les Amities Malefiques" (Evil Friendships). The complete roster, including special screenings was announced at a press conference in Paris.
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Each year seven features and seven shorts are selected for the 45th annual International Critics' Week sidebar to the official selection at the Festival de Cannes. Focusing on first and second features, this year's lineup (running May 18 - 26 in Cannes) includes a particularly heavy focus on Latin American and European work. The section will open with Emmanuel Bourdieu's "Les Amities Malefiques" (Evil Friendships). The complete roster, including special screenings was announced at a press conference in Paris.

Feature Films
"Les Amities Malefiques," directed by d'Emmanuel Bourdieu (France) - Opening
"Pingpong," directed by Matthias Luthardt (Germany)
"The Bothersome Man," directed by ens Lien (Norway)
"Sonhos de Peixe," directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (Brazil)
"Komma," directed by Martine Doyen (Belgium)
"Drama/Mex," directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico)
"Fresh Air," directed by Agnes Kocsis (Hungry)

Short Films
"Kristall," directed bu Christoph Girardet & Matthias Mueller (Germany)
"Iron," directed by Hiroyuki Nakano (Japan)
"Printed Rainbow," directed by Gitanjali Rao (India)
"Something Like That," directed by Esmir Filho (Brazil)
"L'Ecluse," directed by Olivier Ciechelski (France)
"News," directed by Ursula Ferrara (Italy)
"Women & Grammophone," directed by Johannes Stjaerne Nilsson & Ola Simonsson

Special Screenings: Feature Films
"Destricted," directed by Gaspar Noe, Larry Clark, Marina Abramovic, Matthew
Barney, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marco Brambilla, Richard Prince (USA) - Critics' Weeks' 'Godfather'
"Free Jimmy," directed by Christopher Nielsen (Norway) - Closing
"Look Both Ways," directed by Sarah Watt (Australia) - Fipresci Revelation of the Year
"Soul Kicking," directed by Yannis Economidis (Greece) - 'Very Special' Screening
"Nocturnes pour le Roi de Rome," directed by Jean-Charles Fitoussi (France) - New Technologies
"Kigalli, des images contre un massacre," directed by Jean-Christophe Klotz (France) - Documentary
"Une equipe de reve," directed by Rene Letzgus (France) - Carte Blanche to Cannes Cinema

Special Screenings: Short Films
"Marilena de la P7," directed by Cristian Nemescu (Romania)
"Les Deux vies du serpent," directed by Helier Cisterne (France)
"Charelle," directed by Mikhael Hers (France)

[The complete Festival de Cannes Official Selection is available here on indieWIRE.com.]