• Majority of Cannes Critics' Week Competition Films Were Directed by Women

    6 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    In what is believed to be a first, the French Union of Film Critics selected a majority of films by female directors for competition in the International Critics' Week sidebar at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
    The seven competition titles in Critics' Week, announced Monday, will include four directed by women: Agnieszka Smoczynska's “Fugue,” Anja Kofmel's “Chris the Swiss,” Rohena Gera's “Sir” and Sofia Szilagyi's “One Day.”
    They will compete against Benedikt Erlingsson's “Kona Fer I Strid” , Camille Vidal-Naquet's “Sauvage,” and Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt's...
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  • Cannes Critics' Week 2018: Paul Dano's ‘Wildlife' To Open Section - Full List

    6 monthes ago - By Deadline

    The Critics' Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup with Paul Dano 's feature directorial debut Wildlife as the opening night film. Billed as a Special Screening, the Sundance premiere will run out of competition and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. Alex Lutz's Guy has been set to close the section, also out of competition.
    Among the seven films competing are five from first-time directors. The two sophomore efforts are psychological...
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  • Paul Dano's ‘Wildlife” Headed to Cannes in Critics' Week Selection

    6 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    “Wildlife,” Paul Dano's adaptation of a Richard Ford novel starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been chosen to screen in the International Critics' Week sidebar at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
    Critics' Week is run independently of the main festival but takes place concurrently. The selection is devoted to first and second films from new directors - and its directorial debuts, including “Wildlife,” are eligible for Cannes' Camera d'Or for the festival's best first film.
    “Wildlife” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won positive reviews and was acquired...
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