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April 18, 2011 2:35 AM
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Cannes' 50th Critics' Week Lineup Announced

Jonathan Caouette's "Walk Away Renée."

The lineup for the 50th anniversary of the Critics' Week program at the Cannes Film Festival has been announced. The oldest of the parallel sections at Cannes, Critics' Week will have 7 feature films comprising the main selection, as well as 4 special feature film screenings and 10 short films. Jeff Nichols' Sundance breakout "Take Shelter" is among the films in competition, while "Tarnation" director Jonathan Caouette's "Walk Away Renée" will screening as a special screening, as will actress Eva Ionesco's directorial debut, "My Little Princess," which stars Isabelle Huppert.

The winners of the competitions will be decided by juries led by Lee Chang-Dong (Chairman of the Jury Grand Prize Feature films) and Jerzy Skolimowski (Discovery Award Short Film).

The complete lineup is listed below.

Feature Films
Las Acacias, directed by Pablo Giorgelli – ARG
Ave, directed by Konstantin Bojanov – BUL/FR
17 Filles, directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin – FR
The Slut (Hanotenet), directed by Hagar Ben Asher – ISR/ALL
Snowtown (Les Crimes de Snowtown), directed by Justin Kurzel – AUS
Sauna on Moon, directed by Zou Peng – CHI
Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols - US

Short Films
Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros, directed by Guillaume Gouix - FR
Black Moon, directed by Amie Siegel - US
Blue, directed by Stephan Kang - NZ
Boy, directed by Topaz Adizes - US
Bul-Myul-Ui-Sa-Na-Ie, directed by Moon Byoung-gon - COR
Dimanches, directed by Valérie Rosier - BEL
In Front of the House, directed by Lee Tae-ho - COR
La inviolabilidad del domicilio se basa en el hombre que aparece empunando un hacha, directed by Alex Piperno - URU/ARG
Junior, directed by Julia Ducournau - FR
Permanencias, directed by Ricardo Alves Junior - BRE

Special Screenings
La Guerre est déclarée, directed by Valérie Donzelli – FR – Opening Film
Pourquoi tu pleures?, directed by Katia Lewcowicz – FR – Closing Film
Walk away Renée, directed by Jonathan Caouette – US/FR/BEL
My Little Princess, directed by Eva Ionesco – FR

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  • Edwin Miller | April 19, 2011 3:36 AMReply

    Take shelter must watch for sure