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CANNES 2014 Critics’ Week

The Critics’ Week selection is unveiled

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- Italian director Sebastiano Riso, Danish filmmaker Jonas Arnby and France’s Boris Lojkine are in competition. Meanwhile, Carrénard, Lilti and Mélanie Laurent will be out of competition

The Critics’ Week selection is unveiled
Darker than Midnight by Sebastiano Riso

Four European filmmakers will be taking part in the competition at the 53rd Critics’ Week, which will take place from 15-23 May as part of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. Announced on Monday via an online press conference (available to watch on the Critics’ Week website) by General Delegate Charles Tesson, the programme for the 2014 edition includes seven feature films in competition.

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Set to duke it out for the Critics’ Week Grand Prix are Frenchman Boris Lojkine with Hope [+see also:
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, Italy’s Sebastiano Riso with Darker Than Midnight [+see also:
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and Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby with When Animals Dream [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Alexander Arnby
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. Also featuring in the list is The Tribe [+see also:
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 by Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. In addition, the competition includes an Israeli feature, an American one and a Colombian one.

The programme is rounded off by four feature films, including three French ones: FLA [+see also:
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(also known as "faire l'amour", lit. “Making Love”) by France’s Djinn Carrenard will open the Week out of competition; Hippocrate [+see also:
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by Thomas Lilti will close it; and Respire [+see also:
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interview: Lou de Laâge
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by Mélanie Laurent will be presented in a special screening, as will The Kindergarten Teacher [+see also:
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by Israeli director Nadav Lapid.

As previously reported, the feature-film jury at the Critics’ Week 2014 will be chaired by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, while French director Rebecca Zlotowski will head up the short-film jury and the jury tasked with awarding the Revelation Prize.

Opening film (out of competition)

FLA [+see also:
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Djinn Carrenard (France)

Feature-film competition

Darker Than Midnight [+see also:
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- Sebastiano Riso (Italy)
When Animals Dream [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Alexander Arnby
film profile
]
- Jonas Alexander Arnby (Denmark)
Hope [+see also:
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interview: Boris Lojkine
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- Boris Lojkine (France)
The Tribe [+see also:
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 – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Ukraine/Netherlands)
Self Made [+see also:
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- Shira Geffen (Israel)
It Follows - David Robert Mitchell (US)
Gente de bien [+see also:
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- Franco Lolli (Colombia/France)

Special screenings

The Kindergarten Teacher [+see also:
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 - Nadav Lapid (Israel/France)
Respire [+see also:
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interview: Lou de Laâge
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]
- Mélanie Laurent (France)

Closing film:

Hippocrate [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Lilti
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]
 - Thomas Lilti (France)

Short-film competition

The Chicken - Una Gunjak
Back Alley (La Contre-allée) - Cécile Ducrocq
Crocodile - Gaëlle Denis
Les fleuves m'ont laissée descendre où je voulais - Laurie de Lassale
Petit frère - Rémi St-Michel
Safari - Gerardo Herrero
TrueLoveStory - Gitanjali Rao
A Blue Room (Niebieski Pokoj) - Tomasz Siwinski
Young Lions of Gipsy (A Ciambra) - Jonas Carpignano
Goodnight Cinderella - Carlos Conceiçao

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(Translated from French)

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