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Cannes Pushes Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘My Golden Days’ to the Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes Pushes Arnaud Desplechin’s 'My Golden Days' to the Directors' Fortnight

The politics of where the top French films play in the Cannes Festival are always intense. So one question: “Ou est Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse’?” has been answered. Although five of the auteur’s films have played in the Competition, his latest (whose English title is “My Golden Days”) is being sold by France’s powerful Wild Bunch and is set to world premiere on May 15 in the edgier and more daring sidebar Quinzaine or the Directors’ Fortnight.
It “may be his best and most moving film,” stated Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop, who has been running the sidebar for three years. “Mathieu Amalric, the young Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet delight us in their excruciating and glowing quest for time and lost loves.”

Powerful French producer and sales company Wild Bunch already has four pics playing in competition: Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin,” Valerie Donzelli’s “Marguerite and Julien” and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Our Little Sister.”

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