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CANNES '08 | Skolimoski's "Four Nights" Leads Fortnight; Fest Roster Unveiled

Indiewire By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire April 25, 2008 at 3:58AM

Jerzi Skolimoski's "Four Nights With Anna" will open the 40th Director's Fortnight in Cannes. Organizers unveiled the entire roster for the annual independent sidebar to the Festival de Cannes, choosing thirty-three features for the 2008 festival. The event emerged amidst the tumult of 1968 when the fest was canceled in solidarity with striking French workers.
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Jerzi Skolimoski's "Four Nights With Anna" will open the 40th Director's Fortnight in Cannes. Organizers unveiled the entire roster for the annual independent sidebar to the Festival de Cannes, choosing thirty-three features for the 2008 festival. The event emerged amidst the tumult of 1968 when the fest was canceled in solidarity with striking French workers.

The complete Director's Fortnight lineup:

FEATURE FILMS
"Acne," directed by Federico Veiroj
"Our Beloved Month Of August," directed by Miguel Gomes
"Boogie," directed by Radu Muntean
"Les Bureaux de Dieu," directed by Claire Simon
"El Cant dels ocells," directed by Albert Serra
"Four Nights With Anna," directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
"De la guerre," directed by Bertrand Bonello
"Dernier maquis," directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche
"Eldorado," directed by Bouli Lanners
"Eleve libre," directed by Joachim Lafosse
"Liverpool," directed by Lisandro Alonso
"Monsieur Morimoto," directed by Nicola Sornaga
"Knitting," directed by Yin Lichuan
"Now Showing," directed by Raya Martin
"The Pleasure of Being Robbed," directed by Josh Safdie
"Il Resto della notte," directed by Francesco Munzi
"Salamandra," directed by Pablo Aguero
"Shultes," directed by Bakur Bakuradze
"Blind Loves," directed by Juraj Lehotsky
"Lonely Tune of Tehran," directed by Saman Salour
"Tony Manero," directed by Pablo Larrain
"Le Voyage aux Pyrenees," directed by Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
"40X15," directed by Olivier Jahan
"Milestones," directed by Robert Kramer and John Douglas
"Le Genou d'Artemide," directed by Jean-Marie Straub
"Itineraire de Jean Bricard," directed by Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet France

SHORT FILMS
"The Acquaintances Of A Lonely John," directed by Benny Safdie
"Mes copains," directed by Louis Garrel
"Ciel eteint!," directed by F.J. Ossang
"Je vous hais petites filles," directed by Yann Gonzalez
"Il fait beau dans la plus belle ville du monde," directed by Valerie Donzelli
"Muro," directed by Tiao
"Kamel s'est suicide six fois, son pere est mort," directed by Soufiane Adel
"MAN," directed by Myna Joseph
"Summer Afternoon," directed by Ho Wi-ding
"Every Day is not the Same," directed by Martin Turk
"The Tale of Little Puppetboy," directed by Johannes Nyholm