CANNES: Films from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland were selected for Cannes’ Cinéfondation competition. Majority and minority coproductions from Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegovina were selected for Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, and also for France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (ACID).
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand by Czech director Ondrej Erban (a FAMU production) and Pura vida by Slovak director Martin Gonda (produced by FTF VŠMU – Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts), The Little Soul by Polish director Barbara Rupik (produced by PWSFTviT) and As Up to Now by Katalin Moldovai (Budapest Metropolitan University) were selected for the Cannes’ Cinéfondation competition.
Georgian minority coproduction And Then We Danced by Levan Akin, Latvian minority coproduction Dogs Don’t Wear Pants by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää and Oleg by Juris Kursietis (a coproduction between Latvia, Belgium and Lithuania) are among the feature films selected for the 51st Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2019 (15-25 May 2019).
Community Gardens by the Lithuanian director Vytautas Katkus and The Last Trip to the Seaside by the Romanian Adi Voicu were selected for the Short Films Competition of the 58th Critics’ Week in Cannes 2019 (15-23 May 2019).
The documentary Solo by Artemio Benki, which is a Czech majority coproduction, and the Bosnian minority coproduction Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarevic were chosen for the ACID selection.
The films competing for awards in Directors’s Fortnight and Critics’ Week, and the ACID selection follow.
51st Directors’ Fortnight:
Alice and the Mayor / Alice et le Maire (France)Directed by Nicolas Pariser
And Then We Danced (Sweden, Georgia, France, Finland)Directed by Levan AkinProduced by French Quarter Film, Takes FilmCoproduced by AMA Productions, RMV Film, Inland Film The Halt / Ang Hupa (Philippines, China)Directed by Lav Diaz Song Without a Name / Canción sin nombre (Peru, Switzerland)Directed by Melina León Deerskin / Le Daim (France)Directed by Quentin Dupieux Ghost Tropic (Belgium)Directed by Bas Devos Give Me Liberty (USA)Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky First Love / Hatsukoi (Japan, UK)Directed by Takashi Miike To Live To Sing / Huo zhe chang zhe (China, France)Directed by Johnny Ma Dogs Don’t Wear Pants / Koirat eivät käytä housuja (Finland, Latvia)Directed by Jukka-Pekka ValkeapääProduced by Helsinki-filmiCoproduced by Tasse FilmSupported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the National Film Centre of Latvia The Lighthouse (Canada, USA)Directed by Robert Eggers Lillian (Austria)Directed by Andreas Horwath Oleg (Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania)Directed by Juris KursietisProduced by Tasse FilmCoproduced by Iota Productions, In Script Blow It to Bits / On va tout péter (France)Directed by Lech Kowalski Les Particules (Switzerland, France)Directed by Blaise Harrison The Orphanage / Parwareshgah (Denmark, Afghanistan, France)Directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat Perdrix (working title) (France)Directed by Erwan Le Duc For the Money / Por el dinero (Argentina)Directed by Alejo Moguillansky Sick Sick Sick / Sem seu sangue (Brazil, the Netherlands, France)Directed by Alice Furtado Tlamess (Tunisia, France)Directed by Ala Eddine Slim An Easy Girl / Une fille facile (France)Directed by Rebecca Zlotowski Wounds (USA)Directed by Babak Anvari Yves (France)Directed by Benoît Forgeard Zombi Child (France)Directed by Bertrand Bonello Short and Medium Films:
Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters / Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre (UK, Germany, Canada, France)Directed by Beatrice Gibson The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady / Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre (France, Portugal)Directed by Gabriel Abrantes Grand Bouquet (Japan)Directed by Nao Yoshigai Stay Awake, Be Ready (Vietnam, South Korea, USA)Directed by An Pham Thien Je te tiens (Spain)Directed by Sergio Caballero Movements (South Korea)Directed by Dahee Jeong Olla (France, UK)Directed by Ariane Labed Piece of Meat (Singapore)Directed by Jerrold Chong & Huang Junxiang
Ghost Pleasure / Plaisir fantôme (France)Directed by Morgan Simon The Staggering Girl (Italy)Directed by Luca Guadagnino That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise (Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand)Directed by Flatform The 58th Critics’ Week:
Feature Films in Competition:
Abou Leila (Algeria, France, Qatar)Directed by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
Land of Ashes / Ceniza negra (Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, France)Directed by Sofia Quirós Ubeda
A White, White Day / Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (Iceland, Denmark, Sweden)Directed by Hlynur Pálmason
Lost My Body / J’ai perdu mon corps (France)Directed by Jérémy Clapin
Our Mothers / Nuestras madres (Guatemala, Belgium, France)Directed by César Díaz
The Unknown Saint / Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu (Morocco, France, Qatar, Germany, Lebanon)Directed by Alaa Eddine Aljem Vivarium (Ireland, Belgium, Denmark)Directed by Lorcan Finnegan
Short Films in Competition:
Party Day / Jour de fête (Portugal)Directed by Sofia Bost
The Trap / Fakh (Egypt, Germany)Directed by Nada Riyadh
Sans mauvaise intention / Ikki illa meint (Denmark, Faroe Islands)Directed by Andrias Høgenni
Journey Through a Body (France)Directed by Camille Degeye
Community Gardens / Kolektyviniai sodai (Lithuania)Directed by Vytautas Katkus
Lucía en el limbo (Belgium, France, Costa Rica)Directed by Valentina Maurel
The Manila Lover (Norway, Philippines)Directed by Johanna Pyykkö
Tuesday from 8 to 6 / Mardi de 8 à 18 (France)Directed by Cecilia de Arce
She Runs (China, France)Directed by Qiu Yang
Ultimul drum spre mare / The Last Trip to the Seaside (Romania)Directed by Adi Voicu
Blind Spot (France)Directed by Pierre Trividic & Patrick-Mario Bernard
Des hommes (France), DocumentaryDirected by Jean-Robert Viallet, Alice Odiot
Indianara (Brazil), DocumentaryDirected by Aude Chevalier-Beaumel, Marcello Barbosa
Kongo (France), DocumentaryDirected by Hadrien La Vapeur, Corto Vaclav
Mickey and the Bear (USA)Directed by Annabelle Attanasio
Solo (Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria)Directed by Artemio BenkiProduced by ArtcamCoproduced by Petit à Petit Production, Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Lomo Cine, Buen DestinoSupported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA, CNC Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée Avance sur recettes, INCAA Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Bundeskanleramt Österrereich – Kunst und Kultur, Eurimages
As Happy As Possible (France, Portugal)Directed by Alain Raoust
Take Me Somewhere Nice (the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Ena SendijarevicProduced by Pupkin FilmCoproduced by VPRO
Vif-argent (France)Directed by Stéphane Batut