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62nd edition of La Semaine de la Critique 2023

by Dominique Boutonnat Chairman of the CNC

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For over 60 years, the oldest parallel selection of the Cannes International Film Festival has gifted us with revelations, cinematic awe and breathtaking first films! Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jerzy Skolimowski, Philippe Garrel, Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Barbet Schroeder, Wong Kar-wai, Leos Carax, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Arnaud Desplechin were born - at it were- at La Semaine de la Critique. 

The CNC is delighted to be a staunch supporter of La Semaine, as we share a common mission: championing talents, supporting their creativity, providing them with the means to achieve their purpose and be known. The CNC supports filmmakers from all over the world through our Avance sur recettes, Aide aux cinémas du monde, funding for screenwriters, International Screenwriting residencies, the Caméra Libre and the solidarity fund for Ukrainian films. 

The events that are unfolding at the moment strengthen not only our quest for meaning in our society, but also increase the vulnerability of the younger generations. 

And young creators have responded with the following messages: think differently, update our representations, and draw the necessary energy to overhaul society, NOW!

All the best to La Semaine de la Critique for its 62nd edition, and to all young and talented filmmakers!

Dominique Boutonnat

Chairman of the CNC 

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