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Cannes To Open Un Certain Regard With ‘Party Girl’

Cannes To Open Un Certain Regard With 'Party Girl'

A week before announcing its full lineup, the Cannes Film Festival has set the opener for its Un Certain Regard program: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis’s directorial debut “Party Girl.”

The French film depicts a 60-year old night club hostess who still loves to have a good time.

“The film is a portrait of a free woman who has chosen to live on the
margins of conventional society, and delves deep into a France that is
often underrepresented. With total realism, the lead role is played by
the real-life Angélique,” the Cannes Film Festival said in a statement.

The directors are all graduates of France’s national film school, La Fémis. Their short film credits include “Forbach,” which won Cannes’ Cinéfondation second
prize in 2008, and 2009’s “C’est gratuit pour les filles,”  which screened at
Critics Week and won a Cesar Award.

With its mission to discover new talents, Un Certain Regard “will provide excellent exposure for a collective first work that is innovative both in its form and its subject,” the festival said.

“Party Girl” will screen on May 15, 2014.

Check back with Indiewire next Thursday for Cannes full lineup, though in the meantime, check out our “wishlist” of 40 potential inclusions.

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