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Michel Gondry’s ‘The We And The I’, Ben Wheatley’s ‘Sightseers’ & More Headed To Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Michel Gondry's 'The We And The I', Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' & More Headed To Cannes Directors' Fortnight

Yes, there’s even more. With the lineup at the Cannes Film Festival already boasting a plethora of top-tier talent and highly anticipated films, the sidebar Directors’ Fortnight is not to be outdone, and today they have unveiled their unusually name-brand-heavy lineup.

Michel Gondry‘s “The We & The I,” Ben Wheatley‘s “Sightseers,” plus new films by Pablo Lorrain, Quentin Dupieux and the late Raoul Ruiz will the lead the charge in 2012. Gondry’s film has been rumored for south of France for a while now, but when it didn’t show up in the Cannes lineup, and with the director already lensing his next effort “Mood Indigo,” we figured we’d have to wait until the fall for “The We And The I.” But the feature, which has been kept under wraps, and stars a cast of unknowns, will get a grand bow as the Opening Night film.

Elsewhere in the lineup: “Kill List” helmer Ben Wheatley’s “Sightseers” had also been rumored, and is now locked. The buzzed about “The Shining” documentary “Room 237,” which got audiences talking at the Sundance Film Festival in January, had also been tipped for some kind of appearance in France, and is also confirmed. Meanwhile, perhaps the biggest coup for the Directors’ Fortnight is landing the last two efforts from the late, Cannes favorite Raoul Ruiz. The short program will lure genre heads with “Wrong Cops” by the always out there Quentin Dupieux.

So far, this is shaping up to be helluva year. The Directors’ Fortnight runs from May 17-27 (yes, one day after Cannes begins and ends). Full lineup below.


3 de / by Pablo Stoll Ward (Uruguay, Allemagne, Argentine / Uruguay, Germany, Argentina) – Première internationale

Adieu Berthe, l’enterrement de mémé / Granny’s Funeral de / by Bruno Podalydès (France) – Première mondiale

Alyah de / by Elie Wajeman (France) – Caméra d’or – Première mondiale

Camille redouble de / by Noémie Lvovsky (France) – Première mondiale – Film de clôture

Dae gi eui wang / The King of Pigs de / by Yeun Sang-Ho (Corée du Sud / South Korea) – Caméra d’or – Première Internationale

Dangerous Liaisons de / by Hur Jin-Ho (Chine / China) – Première mondiale

El Taaib / Le Repenti de / by Merzak Allouache (Algérie / Algeria) – Première mondiale

Ernest et Célestine de / by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner (France, Belgique, Luxembourg / France, Belgium, Luxembourg) – Première mondiale

Fogo de / by Yulene Olaizola (Mexique, Canada / Mexico, Canada) – Première mondiale

Gangs of Wasseypur de / by Anurag Kashyap (Inde / India) – Première mondiale

Infancia clandestina / Enfance clandestine de / by Benjamin Ávila (Argentine, Espagne, Brésil / Argantina, Spain, Brazil) – Première mondiale

La noche de enfrente / La Nuit d’en face de / by Raoul Ruiz (France, Chili / France, Chile) – Première mondiale – Séance spéciale

La Sirga de / by William Vega (Colombie, France, Mexique / Colombia, France, Mexico) – Caméra d’or – Première mondiale

No de / by Pablo Larraín (Chili, Etats-Unis / Chile, USA) – Première mondiale

Opération Libertad de / by Nicolas Wadimoff (Suisse, France / Switzerland, France) – Première mondiale

Rengaine / Hold Back de / by Rachid Djaïdani (France) – Caméra d’or – Première mondiale

Room 237 de / by Rodney Ascher (Etats-Unis / USA) – Caméra d’or – Première internationale

Sightseers / Touristes ! de / by Ben Wheatley (Royaume Uni / United Kingdom) – Première mondiale – Séance spéciale

Sueño y silencio de / by Jaime Rosales (Espagne, France / Spain, France) – Première mondiale

The We and the I de / by Michel Gondry (Etats-Unis / USA) – Première mondiale – Film d’ouverture

Yek Khanévadéh-e Mohtaram / Une famille respectable / A Respectable Family de / by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)- Caméra d’or – Première mondiale



Avec Jeff, à moto / With Jeff de / by Marie-Eve Juste (Canada)

Rodri de / by Franco Lolli (France)

Königsberg de / by Philipp Mayrhofer (France)

Porcos Raivosos / Porcs enragés / Enraged Pigs de / by Leonardo Sette et Isabel Penoni (Brésil / Brazil)

Os vivos tamben choram / Les Vivants pleurent aussi de / by Basil da Cunha (Suisse, Portugal / Switzerland , Portugal)


Portret Z Pamieci / Drawn from Memory de / by Marcin Bortkiewicz (Pologne / Poland)

The Curse de / by Fyzal Boulifa (Royaume Uni, Maroc / United Kingdom, Morrocco)

Tram de / by Michaela Pavlátová (France, République tchèque / France, Czech Republic)

Os mortos-vivos / Les Morts-vivants / The Living Dead de / by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brésil / Brazil)

Wrong Cops de / by Quentin Dupieux (France)

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