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CANNES 2022 Directors' Fortnight

Scents of Europe and discoveries at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight

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- 18 of the 25 filmmakers will be making their debut on the Croisette with a feature-length film in the programme, including Mia Hansen Løve, Alice Winocour, Alex Garland and Joao Pedro Rodrigues

Scents of Europe and discoveries at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight
One Fine Morning by Mia Hansen-Løve

UPDATE (27 April 2022): The short films in the selection are now unveiled.
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Dedicated by the SRF to Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius, killed in Ukraine, to his colleague Oleh Sentsov currently fighting on the front line and to all artists forced to make war rather than films, the 54th edition of the Directors' Fortnight (to be held from 18 to 24 May as part of the 75th Cannes Film Festival) has unveiled a very attractive programme of 23 feature films (soon to be completed by an Asian film) dominated by an armada of 17 European filmmakers. A strong presence marked in particular by a flurry of nine French titles, an over-representation resulting, according to Paolo Moretti, the general delegate of the Fortnight (who will be stepping down at the end of this edition - read the news), from the volume of applications from France (336 French feature films applied compared to, for example, 60 from Spain).

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No one will complain, however, since the Fortnight will feature new works by particularly attractive filmmakers such as Mia Hansen-Løve, Alice Winocour and Philippe Faucon, second features by the very promising Léa Mysius and Thomas Salvador, the third feature by rising star Nicolas Pariser and two documentaries that arouse curiosity, the first signed with her son by the novelist Annie Ernaux, and the second by the well-known duo of explorers of extraordinary cinematographic experiences composed of Verena Paravel and her English alter ego Lucien Castaing-Taylor. And let's not forget Scarlet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pietro Marcello
film profile
]
, the first French-language film by Italian director Pietro Marcello, which will open this year's edition (read the news).

The other European representatives are not lacking in relief either, since British filmmakers Mark Jenkin and Alex Garland will be taking their first steps on the Croisette, preceded by the excellent reputation of their previous films, while the Portuguese João Pedro Rodrigues will be presenting his new opus as a regular here. This wave of filmmakers from the Old Continent also includes Switzerland's Lionel Baier and, in the first features section, Spain's Elena López Riera and Ukraine's Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk.

North America makes a good comeback (after only one title last year) with two American features (by Owen Kline and the duo Anna Rose Holmer - Saela Davis) and one Canadian (Charlotte Le Bon's directorial debut). Also to note that the Directors' Fortnight 2022 Carrosse d'Or will be awarded to Kelly Reichardt.

The showcase is completed by five first features: two from South America (by the Chilean Manuela Martelli and the Colombian Fabian Hernandez), two from Tunisia (directed by Erige Sehiri and Youssef Chebbi) and one by Lebanese filmmaker Ali Cherri which was shot in Sudan.

The programme, presented at noon today in Paris at the Forum des Images, includes 11 female directors and will arouse great curiosity, clearly placed under the sign of discoveries and enhanced by some established values that will create attraction.

The selected films:

Feature films

Scarlet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pietro Marcello
film profile
]
 - Pietro Marcello (France/Italy/Germany) (Opening film)
1976 - Manuela Martelli (Chile/Argentina)
El agua [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elena López Riera
film profile
]
- Elena López Riera (Switzerland/Spain/France)
The Dam [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ali Cherri
film profile
]
- Ali Cherri (France/Canada/Sudan/Germany/Serbia)
The Super-8 Years [+see also:
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interview: Annie Ernaux and David Erna…
film profile
]
- Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot (France)
Ashkal [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Youssef Chebbi (France/Tunisia)
The Five Devils [+see also:
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 - Léa Mysius (France)
De Humani Corporis Fabrica [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Véréna Paravel, Lucien Cast…
film profile
]
- Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor (France)
Continental Drift (South) [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Lionel Baier
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]
- Lionel Baier (Switzerland/France)
Enys Men [+see also:
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interview: Mark Jenkin
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]
- Mark Jenkin (UK)
Falcon Lake [+see also:
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- Charlotte Le Bon (France/Canada)
Will-o'-the-Wisp [+see also:
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- João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France)
Funny Pages - Owen Kline (USA)
God’s Creatures [+see also:
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]
- Anna Rose Holmer & Saela Davis (Ireland/UK/USA)
Harkis [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Philippe Faucon
film profile
]
- Philippe Faucon (France)
The Mountain [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Salvador
film profile
]
- Thomas Salvador (France)
Pamfir [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
film profile
]
- Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine/France/Chile/Poland/Germany)
Paris Memories [+see also:
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interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]
- Alice Winocour (France)
Under The Fig Trees [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Erige Sehiri
film profile
]
- Erige Sehiri (Tunisia/France/Switzerland)
One Fine Morning [+see also:
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- Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany)
A Male [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Fabián Hernández
film profile
]
- Fabian Hernández (Colombia/France/Netherlands/Germany)
Men [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Alex Garland (Special Screening) (UK/USA)
The Green Perfume [+see also:
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]
 - Nicolas Pariser (Closing film) (France)

Short films

Aribada - Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Natalia Escobar (Germany/Colombia)
As Time Passes - Jamil McGinnis (USA/Turkey)
Tremor - Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard (Germany)
Des jeunes filles enterrent leur vie - Maïté Sonnet (France)
Happy New Year, Jim - Andrea Gatopoulos (Italy)
Jitterbug - Ayo Akingbade (UK)
Maria Schneider, 1983 - Elisabeth Subrin (France)
The Potemkinists - Radu Jude (Romania)
Staging Death - Jan Soldat (Germany/Austria)
The Spiral - María Silvia Esteve (Argentina)

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