Cannes 2011 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup Announced

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The lineup for the Cannes film festival has been finalized with the announcement of the Directors’ Fortnight lineup, which includes Guilty of Romance by one of my personal favourite directors, Sion Sono. The Directors’ Fortnight is an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The section was created in 1969 after the events of May 1968, in which the Cannes festival was canceled in solidarity with striking workers.

The Directors’ Fortnight showcases a programme of shorts and feature films as well as documentaries from all over the world.
Here’s the complete list of titles:

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT LINEUP

“Apres le sud,” France, Jean-Jacques Jauffret
“Blue Bird,” Belgium, Gust Van den Berghe
“Breathing,” Austria, Karl Markovics
“Code Blue,” Netherlands-Denmark, Urszula Antoniak
“Corpo celeste,” Italy-Switzerland-France, Alice Rohrwacher
“End of Silence,” France-Austria, Roland Edzard
“La Fee,” Belgium-France, Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy (opening film)
“Les Geants,” Belgium-France-Luxembourg, Bouli Lanners (closing film)
“Impardonnables,” France, Andre Techine
“The Island,” Bulgaria-Sweden, Kamen Kalev
“Iris in Bloom,” France, Valerie Mrejen
“Joan Captive,” France, Philippe Ramos
“Mushrooms,” India-France, Vimukthi Jayasundara
“O abismo prateado,” Brazil, Karim Ainouz
“The Other Side of Sleep,” Ireland-Hungary-Netherlands, Rebecca Daly
“Palawan Fate,” Philippines, Auraeus Solito
“Play,” Sweden-France-Denmark, Ruben Ostlund
“Porfirio,” Colombia-Spain-Uruguay-Argentina-France, Alejandro Landes
“Return,” U.S., Liza Johnson
“Sur la planche,” Morocco-France-Germany, Leila Kilani
“Volcano,” Denmark-Island, Runar Runarsson

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
“At Night, They Dance,” Canada, Stephane Thibault, Isabelle Lavigne
“Des Jeunes gens modernes,” France-Belgium, Jerome de Missolz
“El Velador,” Mexico-U.S.-France, Natalia Almada
“Guilty of Romance,” Japan, Sion Sono

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