FNE at Cannes 2017: Critics Week and ACID Announce Lineup

Written by
The Best Fireworks Ever by Aleksandra Terpińska The Best Fireworks Ever by Aleksandra Terpińska

CANNES: The Cannes Critics Week and the ACID have announced their selections completing the final round of films for the Cannes 2017 lineup.

The Cannes Critics Week has selected 11 feature films, among them six first films and five second films. Ten short films will also be screened in official selection. Polish director Aleksandra Terpinska scores a slot in the Short Film Competition lineup with her The Best Fireworks Ever / Najpiękniejsze fajerwerki ever. The Critics Week, which runs from 18 to 26 May, continues its reputation as an edgy event running during the main Cannes programme.

The ACID programme screens The Scaffolding (Israel, Poland) directed by Matan Yair in its main lineup. The ACID programme this year also screens a special focus on Serbian film 19, 20 and 21 May thanks to a partnership with the Auteur Film Festival in Belgrade. Screening in this special programme is Requiem for Mrs J / Rekvijem za gospodju J, a Serbian/Bulgarian/Macedonian/Russian/French coproduction directed by Bojan Vuletić, which already scored a critical success when it screened in the Panorama section of the Berlinale earlier this year. The ACID Serbian programme also includes the already much awarded Humidity, a Serbian/Dutch/Greek coproduction directed by Nikola Ljuca, which screened in the main competition at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Critics Week

Feature Films:

Sicilian Ghost Story (Italy, France, Switzerland) Opening Film- Out of Competition
Directed by Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza

Bloody Milk / Petit Paysan (France) Out of Competition
Directed by Hubert Charuel

A Violent Life / Une Vie Violente (France) Out of Competition
Directed by Thierry de Peretti

Ava (France)
Directed by Léa Mysius

La Familia (Venezeula, Chile, Norway)
Directed by Gustavo Rondòn Córdova

Gabriel And The Mountain (Brazil, France)
Directed by Feliipe Gamarano Barbosa

Makala (France)
Directed by Emmanuele Gras

Oh Lucy! (USA, Japan)
Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi

Los Perros (Chile, France, Argentina, Portugal, Germany)
Directed by Marcela Said

Tehran Taboo (Germany, Austria)
Directed by Ali Soozandeh

Brigsby Bear (USA) Closing Film – Out of Competition
Directed by Dave McCary

Short films in Competition

Los Desheredados (Spain)
Directed by Laura Ferrés Moreno

Ela – Sketches On A Departure / Ela – Szkice na Pozegnanie (Germany)
Directed by Oliver Adam Kusio

Children Leave At Dawn / Les enfants partent à l’aube (France)
Directed by Manon Coubia

Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee Of The Month (Philippines,Singapore)
Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad

Möbius (USA, Canada)
Directed by Sam Kuhn

The Best Fireworks Ever / Najpiękniejsze fajerwerki ever (Poland)
Directed by Aleksandra Terpinska

Real Gods Require Blood (UK)
Directed by Moin Hussain

Selva (Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile)
Directed by Sofia Quirós Ubeda

Tesla Lumière Mondiale (Canada)
Directed by Matthew Rankin

Exposure / Le Visage (France)
Directed by Salvatore Lista

Short Film Out of Competition

Bad Bunny / Coelho Mau (Portugal, France)
Directed by Carlos Conceição

Islands / Les Iles (France)
Directed by Yann Gonzalez

After School Knife Fight (France)
Directed by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel

ACID Programme

L'Assemblée (France)
Directed by Mariana Otero

Before Summer Ends (France, Switzerland)
Directed by Maryam Goormaghtigh

Belinda (France)
Directed by Maria Dumor

The Starry Sky Above Me (France)
Directed by Ilan Klipper

Kiss and Cry (France)
Directed by Lila Pinell, Chloé Mahieu

Coby (France)
Directed by Christian Sonderegger

Last Laugh (Hong Kong, France)
Directed by Zhang Tao

Sans adieu (France)
Directed by Christophe Agou

Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)
Directed by Matan Yair
Produced by Green Productions and Film Produkcja
Supported by the Israeli Film Fund and the Polish Film Institute

Special Screening:

Pour le réconfort (France)
Directed by Vincent Macaigne

ACID TRIP #1 – Feature films

Requiem for Mrs J / Rekvijem za gospodju J. (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France)
Directed by Bojan Vuletić
Produced by Serbia’s SEE Film Pro, Bulgaria’s Geopoly Film, Macedonia’s Skopje Film Studio
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages
Sales: Soul Food

Humidity (Serbia, Netherlands, Greece)
Directed by Nikola Ljuca
Produced by Cinamon Production, Dart Film and Lemming Supported by Film Center Serbia and Hubert Bals Fund

ACID TRIP #1 – Short films

Dos patrias (Serbia, Cuba)
Directed by Kosta Ristić

Transition (Serbia)
Directed by Milica Tomović

Sortie de secours (Serbia)
Directed by Vladimir Tagić

A Handful of Stones (Serbia)
Directed by Stefan Ivancić

If I Had It My Way I Would Never Leave (Serbia)
Directed by Marko Grba Singh