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2017 Cannes Critics’ Week Line-Up Unveiled

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After featuring such discoveries as Raw, Mimosas, It Follows, The Tribe, and more in recent years, the Cannes sidebar Critics’ Week have now unveiled their 2017 line-up. Now in their 56th year, the Jury President is Kleber Mendonça Filho, who came to Cannes last year with Aquarius, and he’ll be joined by Niels Schneider, Diana Bustamante Escobar, Hania Mroué and Eric Kohn.

After receiving 1,700 short films and 1,250 feature films, 11 features have been selected, with 6 being first films and 5 being second features, including the closing night film Brigsby Bear, which we reviewed at Sundance. Running from May 18-26, check out the line-up below with a hat tip to MUBI and see more about the films here.

OPENING FILM

Sicilian Ghost Story (Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza)

COMPETITION

La familia (Gustavo Rondon)
Los perros (Marcela Said)
Oh Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayagani)
Gabriel e a montanha (Felipe Gamarano Barbosa)
Ava (Lea Mysius)
Tehran Taboo (Ali Soozandeh)
Makala (Emmanuel Gras)

SPECIAL FEATURE SCREENINGS

Bloody Milk (Hubert Charuel)
Une vie violente (Thierry de Peretti)

SPECIAL SHORT SCREENINGS

After School Knife Fight (Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel)
Coelho Mau (Carlos Conceicao)
Les iles (Yann Gonzales)

SHORT & MEDIUM-LENGTH

Selva (Sofia Quiros Ubeda)
Mobius (Sam Khun)
Real Gods Require Blood (Moin Hussain)
Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month (Carlo Francisco Manatad)
Los desheredados (Laura Ferres)
Ela – szkice na pozegnanie (Oliver Adam Kusio)
Najpiekniejsze fajerwerki ever (Aleksandra Terpinska)
Tesla: Lumiere mondiale (Matthew Rankin)
Les enfants partent a l’aube (Manon Coubia)
Le visage (Salvatore Lista)

CLOSING FILM

Brigsby Bear (Dave McCary)

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Source: The Film Stage

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