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CANNES '08 | International Critics' Week Line-up Announced

The 47th International Critics' Week poster. Image courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival.

The International Critics' Week, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, has dedicated itself to discovering new talents. Among the filmmakers whose first or second feature films were showcased during the program are Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai and Francois Ozon. In the past few years, the program has received particular attention for winning 4 of last 5 Camera d'Or (which is awarded to best first feature film among all sections of Cannes). Last year, that winner was "Jellyfish" by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen. The 47th line-up was announced Thursday, with 7 features and 7 shorts in competition, including the lone American entry, Jeff Vespa's short "Nosebleed." Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz's "Les Sept Jours" was announced as the opening feature film, while Rodrigo Pla's "Desierto Adentro" will close the week.

The 47th International Critics' Week


COMPETITION

Feature Films

"Aanrijding in Moscou," directed by Christophe Van Rompaey
"Das Fremde in Mir," directed by Emily Atef
"Better Things," directed by Duane Hopkins
"La Sangre Brota," directed by Pablo Fenderick
"Snijeg," directed by Aida Begic
"Les Grandes Personnes," directed by Anna Novion
"Vse Umrut a Ja Ostanus," directed by Valeria Gaia Germanica


Short Films

"Next Floor," directed by Denis Villeneuve
"Skhizein," directed by Jeremy Clapin
"Ahende Nde Sapukai," directed by Pablo Lamar
"A Espera," directed by Fernada Teixeira
"Ergo," directed by Geza M. Toth
"La Copie de Coralie," directed by Nicolas Engel
"Nosebleed," directed by Jeff Vespa

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Feature Films

Opening Night

"Les Sept Jours," directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz

Closing Night

"Desierto Adentro," directed by Rodrigo Pla

Special Screening

"Ruma," directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy


Short Films

Opening Night

"Areia," directed by Caetano Gotardo

Closing Night

"Beyond The Mexican Bay," directed by Jean-Marc Rousseau Ruiz

Special Screening

"L'Ondee," directed by David Coquard Dassault


Medium Length Films

Special Screenings

"Les Paradis Perdus," directed by Helier Cisterne
"Les Filles de Feu," directed by Jean-Sebastian Chauvin
"Ung Mand Falder," directed by Martin de Thurah
"A Relationship in 4 Days," directed by Peter Glanz

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