Revealed at La Semaine de la Critique and part of the Official Selection this year!
Arnaud Desplechin will be in competition at the Festival de Cannes with Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière). He was selected at La Semaine de la Critique in 1991 with his first medium-length film La Vie des morts.
Ken Loach is also selected for the Official Competition with Sorry We Missed You. He was revealed at Semaine de la Critique in 1970 with his feature film Kes.
Justine Triet has presented her second feature film Victoria at La Semaine de la Critique in 2016. She is selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes with Sibyl.
Oliver Laxe, winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize at La Semaine de la Critique in 2016 with his second feature, Mimosas is selected at Un Certain Regard.
La Semaine de la Critique is also happy for Kleber Mendonça Filho, president of the jury at the 56th Semaine de la Critique and Céline Sciamma, jury president of the France 4 Visionary Award in 2012 who are selected for the Official Competition au Festival de Cannes with Bacurau and Portrait de la jeune fille en feu.
At the Directors’ Fortnight :
Gabriel Abrantes, winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize with his first feature Diamantino, co-directed with Daniel Schmidt, will present his short film The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady (Les extraordinaires mésaventures de la fille de pierre).
Rebecca Zlotowski, reveals at La Semaine de la Critique with her first feature Belle épine, will be at the Directors’ Fornight with her fourth feature film An easy girl (Une fille facile).
Bertrand Bonello, who has presented his second feature film The Pornographer (Le pornographe) will also present his new feature Zombi Child at Directors’ Fortnight.
Nicolas Pariser is also selected at the Directors’ Fortnight with Alice et le Maire (Alice and the Mayor). He has presented his short film Agit Pop at La Semaine de la Critique in 2013.