Italy among the short films at the Cannes Quinzaine

19 feature films at the 55th edition of the Quinzaine des Cinéastes which will take place from 17 to 26 May as part of the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Presented in Paris by the new general delegate Julien Rejl, the parallel section of the festival presented a more restricted programme, under the banner of a return to the roots of the review created in 1969 to enhance the free forms of cinema, because – he said – the Fortnight it is above all a place of discovery. A selection with six first films, four second films and six films directed by women. A line-up dominated by seven European and five Asian titles, flanked by three American features, two films from the Euro-Asian border and two African ones. Italy was selected among the short films with Enrico’s birthday by Francesco Sossai. Among the well-known directors, the French Michel Gondry, Bertrand Mandico and Cédric Kahn (who will open with Le procès Goldman) and the South Korean Hong Sang-soo (who will close with In Our Day). They are joined by the Moroccan Faouzi Bensaïdi and the Portuguese duo Filipa Reis – João Miller Guerra. Four French films in total, followed by the Belgian Claude Schmitz, the Spanish Elena Martín Gimen and the Portuguese. Asia is making a comeback with feature films from Vietnam, India, China, South Korea and Pakistan. On the border between the European and Asian continents, a Russian debut feature (described as totally independent) and a Georgian film by Elene Naveriani stand out. As for America, there are three first works (including that of cinematographer Sean Price Williams). The program will be completed by a special screening of the re-edition of The Valley of Sin (1993) by Manoel de Oliveira and ten short films, including Sossai. (HANDLE).

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