FNE at Cannes FF 2015: Lithuania’s Sarunas Bartas in Quinzaine Line-up

    Peace to Us in Our Dreams by Sarunas Bartas Peace to Us in Our Dreams by Sarunas Bartas

    CANNES: Veteran Lithuanian director Sarunas Bartas has scored a slot in 47th annual Quinzaine des Réalisateurs programme at the Cannes Film Festival with his new feature, the Lithuanian/French/Russian coproduction, Peace to Us in Our Dreams. Poland weighs in as a coproducer of Swedish director Magnus von Horn’s Swedish/French/Polish coproduction The Here After.

    The Quinzaine kicks off on 14 May and runs until 24 May. Peace to Us in Our Dreams produced by Studija Kinema is the eighth feature from Bartas. The film follows a family weekend that goes badly wrong. Bartas is no stranger in Cannes with his 1996 the film Few of Us screening in Un Certain Regard and his drama The House screening in the same programme in 1997. In 2005 his film Seven Invisible Men also produced by Studija Kinema screened in Quinzaine des Realisateurs.

    The Here After, which is a feature directorial debut for the Swedish writer and director von Horn, is a story of a man’s torment after serving time for the murder of his girlfriend starring Ulrik Munther. Von Horn was born in Göteborg, Sweden and finished the Polish National Film School in Lodz and has an MA in film directing. He lives in Warsaw and The Here After is his first feature film. The film is coproduced in Poland by Lava Films.

    Quinzaine des Réalisateurs programme line-up

    Opening Film

    In the Shadow of Women (France)
    Directed by Philippe Garrel

    Allende, mi abuelo Allende (Chile, Mexico)
    Directed by Marcia Tambutti

    Arabian Nights (Portugal)
    Directed by Miguel Gomes

    The Brand New Testament ( Luxembourg, France, Belgium)
    Directed by Jaco Van Dormael

    The Cowboys (France)
    Thomas Bidegain

    Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia,Venezuela,Argentina)
    Directed by Ciro Guerra

    Fatima (France)
    Directed by Philippe Faucon

    My Golden Years (France)
    Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

    Green Room (USA.)
    Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

    The Here After (France, Poland, Sweden)
    Directed by Magnus von Horn
    Coproduced by Lavafilms
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Much Loved (Morocco, France)
    Directed by Nabil Ayouch

    Mustang (France)
    Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven

    Peace to Us in Our Dreams (Lithuania, France, Russia)
    Directed by Sharunas Bartas
    Produced by Studija Kinema (Lithuania)
    Coproduced by KinoElektron (France) and Lookfilm (Russia)
    Sales: NDM Ventas Internacionales
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    A Perfect Day (Spain)
    Directed by Fernanda Leon de Aranoa

    Songs My Brothers Taught Me (USA)
    Directed by Chloe Zhao

    Special Screening

    Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (Japan)
    Directed by Takashi Miike

    Closing Film

    Dope (USA).
    Directed by Rich Famuyiwa

    Short Films

    Blue Thunder
    Directed by Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné

    Calme ta joie
    Directed by Emmanuel Laskar

    The Broken Past
    Directed by Martín Morgenfeld and Sebastián Schjaer

    Kung Fury
    Directed by David Sandberg

    Directed by Reda Kateb

    Trials, Exorcisms
    Directed by Susana Nobre

    Directed by Elena Lopez Riera

    A Few Secondes
    Directed by Nora El Hourch

    Directed by André Novais Oliveira

    Rate Me
    Directed by Fyzal Boulifa

    The Exquisite Corpus
    Directed by Peter Tscherkassky