Wed. Sep 30th, 2020

2016 Cannes Film Festival: Director’s Fortnight Lands Paul Schrader, Pablo Larraín, Laura Poitras

Nicholas Cage stars in Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog, one of 18 films in this year's Director's Fortnight lineup
Nicholas Cage stars in Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, one of 18 films in this year’s Director’s Fortnight lineup

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With the Official In Competition lineup and Critics’ Week films announced, today brings us the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Director’s Fortnight) with a rich balance of established film makers like Paul Schrader (who closes with Dog Eat Dog, which reunites Willam Dafoe and Nicholas Cage) and Alejandro Jodorowsky with his newest Endless Poetry to bright, new film makers like Claudio Giovannesi and Laura Poitras. Poitras, an Oscar winner for her doc Snowden, is back with another high profile documentary of an information leaker, this time Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.

After winning with his most recent film, No, Pablo Larraín returns to the Director’s Fortnight with Neruda (also starring Gael Bernal Garcia) about the famed Nobel Prize winner. The 18-film lineup will run concurrently with the other areas of the festival, from May 12-22.

Here is the full list of films:


Sweet Dreams, dir: Marco Bellocchio – Opening Night Film
Divines, dir: Houda Benyamina*
L’Economie Du Couple, dir: Joachim Lafosse
L’Effet Aquatique, dir: Sólveig Anspach
Fiore, dir: Claudio Giovannesi
Like Crazy, dir: Paolo Virzì
Ma Vie De Courgette, dir: Claude Barras*
Mean Dreams, dir: Nathan Morlando
Mercenaire, dir: Sacha Wolff *
Neruda, dir: Pablo Larraín
Endless Poetry, dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Psycho Raman, dir: Anurag Kashyap
Risk, dir: Laura Poitras
Tour De France, dir: Rachid Djaïdani
Two Lovers And A Bear, dir: Kim Nguyen
Les Vies De Thérèse, dir: Sébastien Lifshitz
Wolf And Sheep, dir: Shahrbanoo Sadat*
Dog Eat Dog, dir: Paul Schrader – Closing Night Film
*Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’Or

Abigail, dirs: Isabel Penoni, Valentina Homem
Chasse Royale, dirs: Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka
Decorado, dir: Alberto Vazquez
Habat Shel Hakala, dir: Tamar Rudoy
Happy End, dir: Jan Saska
Hitchhiker, dir: Jero Yun
Import, dir: Ena Sendijarevic
Kindil El Bahr, dir: Damien Ounouri
Léthé, dir: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Listening To Beethoven, dir: Garri Bardine
Zvir, dir: Miroslav Sikavica


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