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Cannes 2010 / Directors’ Fortnight

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Lily Sometimes, a hymn to joy

After a series of often dark-themed films, the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight has chosen for its closing this evening a film which is colourful, bucolic and sunny right from the start: Lily...  

21/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte wins Europa Cinemas Label

Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte wins Europa Cinemas Label

Le Quattro Volte by Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino (see interview) has won the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight. The film (see news) will receive...  

21/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors Fortnight/Italy

Hell is other people in Picco’s prison

Hell is other people in Picco’s prison

Philip Koch’s Picco, which was presented in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and is vying for the Camera d'Or, is the director’s final-year graduate film from Munich Film School. It nonetheless...  

20/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight/Ger

Forbidden games in Duffy’s All Good Children

Forbidden games in Duffy’s All Good Children

Irish director Alicia Duffy, a protégé of the Cannes Film Festival (her Cinéfondation residency in 2002 resulted in the short The Most Beautiful Man in the World, in official selection in 2003),...  

19/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Dream death of angels in Young Girls In Black

In Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s Young Girls In Black, the protagonists are not gloomy because they think it’s fashionable, this is clear right from the film’s opening moments. They’re mourning their lost...  

19/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Boe back with cliff-hanging melodrama Everything Will Be Fine

Boe back with cliff-hanging melodrama Everything Will Be Fine

Hastily labelled “the next Lars von Trier” after the Golden Camera and the Prix Regards Jeune for best first feature went to his Reconstruction at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, Danish filmmaker...  

18/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Illegal moves Croisette audience

Illegal moves Croisette audience

The Directors’ Fortnight is today presenting Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse’s second feature Illegal. Tania, a Russian illegal immigrant, has been living in Belgium for eight years with...  

18/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Le quattro volte by Frammartino blends poetry and reality

Le quattro volte by Frammartino blends poetry and reality

There is a cinematic territory where the documentary borders on fiction and poetry seeps into reality, a land that certain filmmakers stake out to “rethink filmmaking and push the medium’s...  

17/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

David against Goliath in Cleveland Vs. Wall Street

David against Goliath in Cleveland Vs. Wall Street

The setting is Ohio, winter 2008-2009. A total of 20,000 families have been evicted and the poor neighbourhoods of East Cleveland are full of empty, boarded-up houses: the storm of the subprime...  

16/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

Order and subversion in Diego Lerman's Invisible Eye

Order and subversion in Diego Lerman's Invisible Eye

Buenos Aires, 1982: the end of the dictatorial regime. A high school as a metaphoric microcosm for order and emerging subversion. A historic film in which History is left off-screen, but is...  

15/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Directors’ Fortnight

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