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Linklater Gets Two In Cannes

Linklater Gets Two In Cannes

Big congratulations to Austin’s own Richard Linklater who, it was announced today, will have not one but two features premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Reminding everyone just how prolific he can be, his two 2006 releases Fast Food Nation and A Scanner Darkly will be part of the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, respectively. This is great news, and very familiar, seeing as Rick had two features (Waking Life and Tape) at Sundance in 2001. You don’t need me to say it’s a huge deal to have one film at Cannes, let alone two!

Here’s a look at the exciting competition lineup, courtesy of indieWIRE (where you can find the full list of films):

“Babel,” directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
“The Cayman” (Il Caimano), directed by Nanni Moretti
“Climates” (Iklimer), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
“Days of Glory” (Indigenes), directed by Rachid Bouchareb
“Fast Food Nation,” directed by Richard Linklater
“Flandres,” directed by Bruno Dumont
“Friend Of The Family” (L’Amico di Famiglia), directed by Paolo Sorrentino
“Lights In The Dusk,” (Laitakaupungin Valot) directed by Aki Kaurismaki
“Marie Antoinette,” directed by Sofia Coppola
“Pan’s Labyrinth,” directed by Guillermo Del Toro
“Red Road,” directed by Andrea Arnold
“Southland Tales,” directed by Richard Kelly
“Summer Palace,” directed by Lou Ye
“Selon Charlie,” directed by Nicole Garcia
“Volver,” directed by Pedro Almodovar
“When I was a Singer,” (Quand j’etais Chaunteur), directed by Xavier Giannoli
“The Right of The Weakest” (La Raison Du Plus Faible), directed by Lucas Belvaux
“The Wind That Shakes The Barley,” directed by Ken Loach
“Youth on the March” (Juventude em Marcha), directed by Pedro Costa

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