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CANNES '07 | With Bernal Leading The Way, Cannes Critics Week Sets '07 Slate

Samantha Morton and Jason Patric, stars of "Expired," which will close the 46 International Critics' Week.

A total of 17 feature films and 10 shorts have been unveiled for the 46th International Critics' Week sidebar at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The section will open with Bruno Merle's "Heros" from France, the story of a TV warm-up comic who kidnaps a well known singer, and close with Cecilia Miniucchi's "Expired" from the U.S., starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, and Illeana Douglas. On board as the ambassador of this year's event is Gael Garcia Bernal whose directorial debut, "Deficit," will also screen at the festival.

Feature Films
"Meduzot" (Les Meduses), directed by Etgar Kerret & Shira Geffen (Israel, France)
"XXY," directed by Lucia Puenzo (Argentina, France, Spain)
"Parpados Azules," directed by Ernesto Contreras (Mexico)
"Voleurs de Chevaux," directed by Micha Wald (Belgium, France)
"Nos Retrouvailles," directed by David Oelhoffen (France)
"Funukedomo Show Some Love, You Losers," directed by Daihachi Yoshida (Japan)
"A Via Lactea," directed by Lina Chamie (Brazil)

Poster image for the International Critics' Week in Cannes. Image provided by the festival

Short Films
"Both," directed by Bass Bre'che
"La Route, La Nuit," directed by Marine Alice Le Du (France)
"Fog," directed by Peter Salmon (New Zealand)
"Rabbit Troubles," directed by Mitovski & Kalev (Bulgaria)
"Saliva," directed by Esmir Filho (Brazil)
"Madame Tutli-Putli," directed by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski (Canada)
"Un Ramo," directed by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra (Brazil)

Special Screenings - Features
OPENING FILM: "Heros," directed by Bruno Merle (France)
CLOSING FILM: "Expired," directed by Cecilia Miniucchi (United States)
"El Asaltante," directed by Pablo Fendrik (Argentina)
"The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories," directed by Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria, United States, Germany)
"A L'Interieur," directed by Julien Maury & Alexander Bustillo (France)
"El Orfanato," directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (Spain)
"Deficit," directed by Gael Garcia Bernal (Mexico)
"Malos Habitos," directed by Simon Bross (Spain)
"Yo," directed by Rafa Cortez (Spain)
"Ezra," directed by Newton Aduaka (France, Austria, Nigeria)

Special Screenings - Shorts
"Situation Frank," directed by Patrik Eklund (Sweden)
"Primrose Hill," directed by Mikhael Hers (France)
"Chambre 616," directed by Frederic Pelle (France)

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