Nicolas Cage is heading to Cannes. The festival’s parallel sidebar Directors’ Fortnight has announced the 17 features that will screen this year, and the group includes world premieres from international favorites like Gaspar Noe’ and Ciro Guerra, plus acclaimed titles like “Mandy” and “Leave No Trace” that first wowed audiences at Sundance earlier this year.
2018 Directors’ Fortnight will open with the world premiere of “Birds of Passage,” from Colombian directors Guerra and Cristina Gallego. Guerra is best known as the director behind the Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent.” Another major world premiere will be Noe’s “Climax,” formerly known as “Psyché.” The director’s first film since “Love” is about a group of dancers in the 1990s who descend into madness after being drugged.
Directors’ Fortnight has become one of the most prestigious sidebars during the Cannes Film Festival. Last year, Fortnight premiere “The Florida Project” ended up being one of the best reviewed titles at all of Cannes. The 2018 edition will be the last overseen by artistic director Edouard Waintrop.
This year’s Fortnight takes place May 9-19. The full lineup is below.
“Pajaros De Verano” (“Birds Of Passage”), Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
“Amin,” Philippe Faucon
“Climax,” Gaspar Noé
“Carmen y Lola,” Arantxa Echevarria
“Comprame un Revolver,” Julio Hernandez Cordon
“Les Confins du Monde,” Guillaume Nicloux
“El Motoarrebatador,” Agustin Toscano
“En Liberté,” Pierre Salvadori
“Joueurs,” Marie Monge
“Leave No Trace,” Debra Granik
“Los Silencios,” Beatriz Seigner
“Ming Wang Xing Shi Ke De,” Ming Zhang
“Mandy,” Panos Cosmatos
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Le Monde Est a Toi,” Romain Gavras
“Petra,” Jaime Rosales
“Samouni Road,” Stefano Savona