It’s weeks now until the Cannes Film Festival, and just this morning our team received confirmation of their press accreditation. So yes, excitement is building. And not just for the big shiny show on the Croisette. Today, the Directors’ Fortnight revealed their slate, and it certainly holds some promising pictures.
In addition to previously announced entries like Arnaud Desplechin‘s “The Golden Years,” Phillipe Garrel‘s “In The Shadow Of Women,” and Miguel Gomes‘ six-hour epic “Arabian Nights,” the line up has added “Blue Ruin” director Jeremy Saulnier‘s “Green Room.” You might remember that one as the movie in which Patrick Stewart will play a Neo-Nazi leader who leads a gang of white power skinheads against a punk rock band. Um, yeah, we really want to see to that.
Meanwhile, Takashi Miike has cranked out another movie, and his “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld” will get a special screening. You can watch a trailer for that one right here. And hot off Sundance, Rick Famuyiwa‘s “Dope” will wow international crowds.
The Cannes Directors’ Fortnight runs from May 13-24. Full lineup below.
In the Shadow of Women, Philippe Garrel (Fra)
Dope, Rick Famuyiwa (US)
Allende mi abuelo Allende, Marcia Tambutti (Chile-Mex)
A Perfect Day, Fernando León de Aranoa (Spa)
Arabian Nights, Miguel Gomes (Por)
The Brand New Testament, Jaco Van Dormael (Lux-Fra-Bel)
The Cowboys, Thomas Bidegain (Fra)
Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra (Col-Ven-Arg)
Fatima, Philippe Faucon (Fra)
Green Room, Jeremy Saulnier (US)
The Here After (Efterskalv), Magnus von Horn (Fra-Pol-Swe)
Much Loved, Nabil Ayouch (Morr-Fra)
Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Fra)
My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse), Arnaud Desplechin (Fra)
Peace to Us in Our Dreams, Sharunas Bartas (Lith-Fra)
Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Chloé Zhao (US)
Yakuza Apocalypse : The Great War of the Underworld (Gokudo daisenso), Takashi Miike (Jap)