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10 articles available in total starting from 21/04/2009. Last article published on 22/05/2009.

Farewell Gary says hello to 2009 Grand Prize

Farewell Gary says hello to 2009 Grand Prize

France triumphed in the 48th International Critics’ Week (SIC), which awarded its Grand Prize 2009 to Nassim Amaouche’s debut feature Farewell Gary (news). Starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Dominique...  

22/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week

Life and death in Altiplano

Life and death in Altiplano

Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens made an impressive Cannes debut today when they presented their second narrative feature Altiplano in Critics’ Week. This lyrical and bold Belgian/German/Dutch...  

20/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week/Belgium

Farewell Gary: Working-class heroes

A far-western imaginary in a post-industrial French town where no heroes resembling Gary Cooper seem to be return to rescue the remaining locals: Nassim Amaouche's feature debut Farewell Gary,...  

18/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week

Caught in a trap in Lost Persons Area

Caught in a trap in Lost Persons Area

Nine-year-old Tessa skives off school and wanders around in a no man’s land swarming with huge high-voltage electricity pylons on which her mother’s partner works. The two adults pay scant...  

16/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week/Belgium

A day plunged in darkness in Ordinary People

A day plunged in darkness in Ordinary People

"We’re going to deal with the enemy": with these words, the leader of a small military contingent in the Balkans, which could be any army in any country at war, sends his ten or so soldiers on a...  

16/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week/Serbia

Cruel managerial role-play in Nothing Personal

Cruel managerial role-play in Nothing Personal

"C’est mal, ô trahison, d’inspirer la folie en gardant la raison" (“It’s bad, Oh treachery, to inspire madness whilst remaining rational”): when a company manager sings this 19th-century song to...  

15/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week/France

Huacho: Those left behind by modernity

Huacho: Those left behind by modernity

Told from four different perspectives and set in the heart of a rural South America overtaken by modern life, Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ French/German/Chilean co-production Huacho offered...  

14/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week/France-Ger

Round Da Way to screen on Croisette

Albert Pereira Lazaro and Emmanuel Klotz’s French/German animated feature Round Da Way has joined the now-complete line-up (see news) for the 48th International Critics’ Week (SIC), to be held...  

28/04/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week

Europe fertile land of fresh talent

Europe fertile land of fresh talent

Young European directors dominate the selection of the 48th International Critics’ Week (SIC), which will run from May 14-22 as part of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Unveiled today in an online...  

24/04/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week

Rien de personnel and Adieu Gary to screen on Croisette

As a foretaste of the selection for the 48th International Critics’ Week (SIC) – to be held from May 14-22 as part of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival – it has been revealed that two French debut...  

21/04/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Critics’ Week

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