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48th International Critics’ Week Line Up Announced

48th International Critics' Week Line Up Announced

International Critics’ Week (La Semaine de la Critique), a sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival dedicated to showcasing the first and second films from emerging directorial talents, has announced a program of 10 feature films and several shorts for its 48th edition. In past years, the festival has screened the first and second films from directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai and Francois Ozon. Speaking about this year’s selection of films, Artistic Director Jean-Christophe Berjon said: “Le Semaine presents the fewest number of films at Cannes. This year we decided to be even more radical by choosing to select only 10 feature films, a way for us to assert our choices more firmly and to give our undivided support to the feature films we present.” The 2009 edition of the festival runs May 14-22.

The 48th International Critics’ Week:


“Huacho” – Alejandro Fernández Almendras
“Ordinary People” – Vladimir Perisic
“Lost Persons Area” – Caroline Strubbe
“Adieu Gary” – Nassim Amaouche
“Mal día para pescar” (“Bad Day to Go Fishing”) – Alvaro Brechner
“Sirta la gal ba” (“Whisper with the Wind”) – Shahram Alidi
“Altiplano” – Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

Short Films
“Together” – Eicke Bettinga
“Noche adentro” – Pablo Lamar
“Runaway” – Cordell Barker
“C’est gratuit pour les filles” – Marie Amachoukeli & Claire Burger
“Tulum” (“La virée”) – Dalibor Matanic
“Logorama” – François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain
“Slitage” (“Seeds of the Fall”) – Patrick Eklund

Special Screenings – Feature Films

Opening Night
“Rien de personnel” – Mathias Gokalp

Godfathers’ Movie
“Hierro” – Gabe Ibañez

Special Screenings – Short and Medium Length Films

Closing Night
“La baie du renard” – Grégoire Colin
“1989” – Camilo Matiz

“Faiblesses” – Nicolas Giraud
“6 Hours” – Moon Seong-hyeok
“Les Miettes” – Pierre Pinaud
“Elo” – Vera Egito
“Espalhadas pelo ar” (“Dispercées dans l’air”) – Vera Egito

For more information, visit the International Critics’ Week’s official website.

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