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Cannes 2006 / Directors’ Fortnight

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White Palms: The freedom of movement

Screened in the Directors’ Fortnight, White Palms was the big winner at this year’s Hungarian Film Week (see news). Szablocs Hadju’s film won awards for Best Actor, Best Photography, Best...  

27/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | HU

Along the Ridge wins Prix Art et Essai

Along the Ridge wins Prix Art et Essai

The debut feature by Italy’s Kim Rossi Stuart, Along the Ridge, was today awarded the Prix Art et Essai by the CICAE (Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai) in the Directors’...  

27/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight

Congorama: A Belgian father, Congolese son, and a light-hearted identity crisis

In recent days, Cannes audiences and critics have greeted Congorama, this evening’s closing film of the Directors’ Fortnight, with delight. Although Philippe Falardeau and Luc Déry, respectively...  

26/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | BE

Dans Paris: My brother

Romantically inclined French cinema is out in force at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight, with films by Emmanuel Mouret, Claire Simon and Jean-Claude Brisseau, and now a film by Christophe Honoré,...  

26/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | FR

East of Bucarest: Little miseries and big questions

The screening of Was It or Was It Not? in the Directors’ Fortnight was punctuated by giggles this morning. With limited financial and technical resources, young Romanian director Corneliu...  

24/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | RO

Transe: A nightmarish Europe

Teresa Villaverde is no stranger to major festivals. Her first feature film, Alex, was selected at Berlin in the Forum of Young Cinema in 1991. Three years later, Two Brothers, My Sister put her...  

23/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | PT

Ça brûle: Kindling romantic fiction

After A Foreign Body, her first feature, presented in Director’s Fortnight in 1997, Claire Simon went down the documentary route with 800 kms de différence – Romance (2001), followed by Mimi...  

23/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | Fra

Changement d’adresse brings a breath of fresh air to the Croisette

In the spacious but packed Noga theatre, filmmaker Emmanuel Mouret and her troupe – including actors Frédérique Bel, Fanny Valette, Dany Brillant and Ariane Ascaride – received a standing ovation...  

22/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | FR

Azur et Asmar enchants audiences

Michel Ocelot’s new animated film, Azur et Asmar, received a standing ovation this afternoon at its screening in the Directors’ Fortnight. The film’s magic enchanted the 250 children invited to...  

21/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’Fortnight | Fran

The disconcerting world of Princess

The disconcerting world of Princess

The Directors’ Fortnight will open this afternoon with the screening of the intriguing Danish film Princess, the debut feature by Anders Morgenthaler on a topic that is anything but conventional....  

18/05/2006 | Cannes 2006/Directors’ Fortnight | Denmark

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