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Cannes 2010 / Critics’ Week

Grand Prize for Metz’s Armadillo

Grand Prize for Metz’s Armadillo

Denmark and the documentary format triumphed at the 49th International Critics’ Week (SIC), which awarded its Grand Prize 2010 to Janus Metz’s forceful debut feature-length film Armadillo....  

20/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week

Swedes sounding out audiences with Noise

Swedes sounding out audiences with Noise

Ten years after Roy Andersson’s Songs from the Second Floor, another UFO from Sweden, Sound of Noise by the first-time Swedish filmmaking duo Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson landed on...  

19/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week/Sweden

Under fire on the frontline in Armadillo

Under fire on the frontline in Armadillo

Janus Metz’s extraordinarily forceful documentary Armadillo stunned the audience in Critics’ Week at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. Set over six months in Afghanistan, the film plunges into the...  

17/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week/Denmark

Copacabana: A bittersweet family tale

Copacabana: A bittersweet family tale

French diva Isabelle Huppert and her 26-year-old actress daughter, Lolita Chammah star as mother and daughter in the Franco-Belgian co-production Copacabana, shown as a special screening during...  

16/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week/France

Belle Epine explores the inability to mourn

Belle Epine explores the inability to mourn

French screenwriter Rebecca Zlotowski (29) this morning presented her debut directorial feature, Belle Epine, which is vying for the Camera d’Or and competing in Critics’ Week. Dear Prudence is a...  

15/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week/France

Love and identity through the prism of humour in The Names of Love

Love and identity through the prism of humour in The Names of Love

The 49th International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival opened yesterday evening with French director Michel Leclerc’s feel-good, intelligent comedy The Names of Love. The director’s...  

14/05/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week/France

Nilsson and Simonsson bring more music to Croisette

Swedish directing duo Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson will unveil their feature debut, Sound of Noise, in the Critics Week sidebar of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23). The...  

20/04/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics Week/Sweden

Scandinavian and French films in spotlight

Scandinavian and French films in spotlight

A quartet of young European directors will take part in competition at the 49th International Critics’ Week (SIC), which will run from May 13-21 as part of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. Unveiled...  

19/04/2010 | Cannes 2010 | Critics’ Week