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CANNES 2022 Critics' Week

Five European filmmakers to compete in Cannes’ Critics’ Week

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- Emmanuelle Nicot, Cristèle Alves Meira, Charlotte Wells, Mikko Myllylahti and Simon Rieth will battle it out for the Grand Prize, while Céline Devaux and Clément Cogitore will get special screenings

Five European filmmakers to compete in Cannes’ Critics’ Week
The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti

Five European filmmakers will take part in the competition organised by the 61st Critics’ Week, which will unfold between 18 and 26 May as part of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Unveiled today in an online press conference chaired by new general delegate Ava Cahen (and accessible on the Critics’ Week website), the programme for this 2022 edition includes 11 feature films in total, seven of which will be screened in competition and assessed by a jury helmed by Kaouther Ben Hania (read our news).

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Among these seven first feature films in the running for the Critics’ Week Grand Prize are Belgian director Emmanuelle Nicot’s Dalva [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuelle Nicot
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, French-Portuguese filmmaker Cristèle Alves Meira’s Alma Viva [+see also:
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, Scottish helmer Charlotte WellsAftersun [+see also:
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(co-produced by the USA), Finnish director Mikko Myllylahti (read our news; the co-writer of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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, which triumphed within the Un Certain Regard section in 2016) with The Woodcutter Story [+see also:
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interview: Mykko Myllylahti
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 and France’s Simon Rieth with Summer Scars [+see also:
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interview: Simon Rieth
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]
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The competition will be rounded off by a South American film coming courtesy of Colombia’s Andrés Ramírez Pulido (produced with France) and a movie by Iran’s Ali Behrad.

The 2022 selection also includes two French productions set to be showcased out of competition in special screenings: Sons of Ramses [+see also:
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interview: Clément Cogitore
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by Clément Cogitore and Everybody Loves Jeanne [+see also:
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by Céline Devaux. The opening and closing films of this year’s Critics’ Week are sure to cause a stir too, since the event’s kicking off with When You Finish Saving the World, the first feature film directed by American actor Jesse Eisenberg, and is drawing to a close courtesy of Next Sohee, which is the second feature film by South Korea’s July Jung (who turned many a head in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard showcase in 2014 with her first opus A Girl at My Door).

The full selection is as follows:

Feature Films

Competition

Aftersun [+see also:
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- Charlotte Wells (UK/USA)
Alma Viva [+see also:
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trailer
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- Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal/France/Belgium)
Dalva [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Nicot
interview: Emmanuelle Nicot, Julie Esp…
film profile
]
 - Emmanuelle Nicot (Belgium/France)
La Jauría [+see also:
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]
- Andrés Ramírez Pulido (Colombia/France)
Summer Scars [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Simon Rieth
film profile
]
- Simon Rieth (France)
Imagine - Ali Behrad (Iran)
The Woodcutter Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mykko Myllylahti
film profile
]
- Mikko Myllylahti (Finland/Denmark/the Netherlands/Germany)

Special Screenings

When You Finish Saving the World - Jesse Eisenberg (USA) (opening film)
Sons of Ramses [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Clément Cogitore
film profile
]
- Clément Cogitore (France)
Everybody Loves Jeanne [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Céline Devaux (France)
Next Sohee - Jung July (South Korea) (closing film)

Short Films

Competition

CankerLin Tu (China)
Las criaturas que se derriten bajo el sol - Diego Cespedes (Chile/France)
Chords - Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)
Will You Look At Me - Shuli Huang (China)
Ice Merchants - João Gonzalez (Portugal/UK/France)
It’s Nice In Here - Robert-Jonathan Koeyers (the Netherlands)
I Didn’t Make It To Love Her - Anna Fernandez De Paco (Bosnia/Spain/UK)
On Xerxes’ Throne - Evi Kalogiropoulou (Greece)
Manta Ray - Anton Bialas (France)
Swan in the Centre - Iris Chassaigne (France)

Special Screenings

Amo - Emmanuel Gras (France)
Hideous - Yann Gonzalez (UK)
Scale - Joseph Pierce (France/UK/Czech Republic/Belgium)

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(Translated from French)

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