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CANNES 2022 Un Certain Regard

Young talents abound in Cannes' Un Certain Regard

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- Standing out in the selection are Marie Kreutzer, Emin Alper, Hlynur Pálmasson, Agnieszka Smocynska, Alexandru Belc, Davy Chou, Lola Quivoron, Kristoffer Borgli, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

Young talents abound in Cannes' Un Certain Regard
Corsage by Marie Kreutzer

Revealed today in Paris, as was the Official Selection (read our article) of the 75th Cannes Film Festival (17 - 28 May), the Un Certain Regard programme so far counts 15 feature films, a number which should rise slightly next week. The section is more than ever turned towards rising talents (it features seven feature debuts this year) and towards an audacious auteur cinema since the creation last year of Cannes Première, which brings together very well established names from cinema worldwide (this year, the TV film Exterior Night [+see also:
series review
trailer
interview: Marco Bellocchio
series profile
]
from Italian director Marco Bellocchio, Nos frangins from Franco-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb – read the news, Dodo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pános H Koútras
film profile
]
from Greece’s Panos H. Koutras (Xenia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Panos H. Koutras
film profile
]
) and a few episodes from Olivier Assayas’s Irma Vep series).

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While young filmmakers and a particular attention paid to female directors (eight selected) will define the Un Certain Regard section, it will however also feature some big names: to be discovered in the section are Burning Days [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
from Turkey’s Emin Alper (Special Jury Prize in Venice in 2015 with Frenzy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
and in competition in Berlin in 2019 with A Tale of Three Sisters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
).

Also standing out from the selection is Corsage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Kreutzer
film profile
]
from Austrian director Marie Kreutzer, the 5th feature film from a director whose latest work The Ground Beneath My Feet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Kreutzer
film profile
]
was also in competition in Berlin three years ago.

Three filmmakers who already were on the Croisette via Critics’ Week rise in the festival hierarchy towards Un Certain Regard: Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmasson (whose feature debut Winter Brothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elliott Crosset Hove
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
had won the Leopard for Best Actor in Locarno in 2017, before A White, White Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
was presented in Critics’ Week in 2019) with Godland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
, French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou (who made his very promising first steps in Critics’ Week in 2016 with Diamond Island [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) with the French/German/Belgian production Return to Seoul [+see also:
film review
interview: Davy Chou
film profile
]
and Poland’s Agnieszka Smoczynska (revealed in 2016 in Sundance with The Lure [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
film profile
]
and in Critics’ Week in 2018 with Fugue [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
film profile
]
) who will unveil her first English-language film, The Silent Twins [+see also:
film review
interview: Agnieszka Smoczynska
film profile
]
.

The rest of the Un Certain Regard selection will be dedicated to first fiction features, with the French productions Rodéo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lola Quivoron and Julie Ledru
film profile
]
by Lola Quivoron and Les Pires [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
film profile
]
by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, Metronom [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandru Belc
film profile
]
by Romania’s Alexandru Belc (whome Cineuropa had talked to about his documentary Cinéma, mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandru Belc
film profile
]
– watch our video interview [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandru Belc
film profile
]
), Sick of Myself [+see also:
film review
interview: Kristoffer Borgli
film profile
]
by Norway’s Kristoffer Borgli (discovered in 2017 with the documentary/fiction hybrid Drib [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Butterfly Vision [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maksym Nakonechnyi
film profile
]
from Ukrainian director Maksym Nakonechnyi.

The Un Certain Regard selection will also include international directors, with films from Japanese director Chie Hayakawa, Costa Rica’s Ariel Escalante Meza, American directors Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, Australia’s Thomas M. Wright and Pakistan’s Saim Sadiq.

The films announced:

Un Certain Regard

Les Pires [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
film profile
]
- Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
Burning Days [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
- Emin Alper
Metronom [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandru Belc
film profile
]
- Alexandru Belc
Return to Seoul [+see also:
film review
interview: Davy Chou
film profile
]
 - Davy Chou
Sick of Myself [+see also:
film review
interview: Kristoffer Borgli
film profile
]
- Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo y la niebla - Ariel Escalante Meza
Plan 75 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Chie Hayakawa
film profile
]
- Chie Hayakawa
War Pony - Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
Corsage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Kreutzer
film profile
]
- Marie Kreutzer
Butterfly Vision [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maksym Nakonechnyi
film profile
]
- Maksym Nakonechnyi
Godland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
- Hlynur Pálmason
Rodéo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lola Quivoron and Julie Ledru
film profile
]
- Lola Quivoron
Joyland - Saim Sadiq
The Stranger - Thomas M Wright
The Silent Twins [+see also:
film review
interview: Agnieszka Smoczynska
film profile
]
- Agnieszka Smoczynska

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(Translated from French)

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