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

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

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.]

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