Three filmmakers in this year’s Cannes programme started their careers in Mannheim-Heidelberg whose 60th edition will take place 10 – 20 November 2011.
In this year’s Cannes International Film Festival will present three films from former Mannheim-Heidelberg discoveries.
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn was at the beginning of his career in directing when he showed his feature film Bleeder in Mannheim-Heidelberg in 1999. This year, he will present his new feature Drive in Cannes’ International Competition.
The Un Certain Regard section is showcasing South Korean director Hong Sangsoo whose Mannheim debut in 1996 was The Day the Pig Fell Into the Well and who returned in 2002 with Turning Gate in their competition program. In Cannes he will present his new feature The Day He Arrives.
Cristian Jimenez from Chile showed his short film XX in the Mannheim-Heidelberg competition in 2006 and returned three years later with his first feature Ilusiones opticas. He will present his new film Bonsai in Un Certain Regard.
Mannheim-Heidelberg, specializes in the discovery of international newcomer directors and has been a starting point for many careers in the international arthouse arena for 60 years. Among the most renowned directors discovered in Mannheim-Heidelberg are Wim Wenders, Thomas Vinterberg, Francois Truffaut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
The 60th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg takes place from 10 to 20 November 2011.
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