Announcement of the selections for the Cannes 2019 Parallel Sections

La Lettre AFC n°297

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After the announcement by the Cannes Film Festival of its official selection for 2019 comes the turn of the parallel sections – Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight, and ACID – to unveil the list of films that they will screen. Four of them were shot by members of the AFC.

58e Semaine de la Critique

The 58th Annual Critics’ Week will be held from 9-17 May 2019. The jury will be presided by the Colombian director Ciro Guerra and eleven premiers and second feature-length films and thirteen shorts will be screened.
The opening film will be Litigante, by Franco Lolli, cinematography by Luis Armando Arteaga.

Amongst the films selected
Feature-Length Films Competition
- Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (A White, White Day), by Hlynur Pálmason, cinematography by Maria von Hausswolff (“Best Cinematography Debut” at Camerimage 2017 for Winter Brothers by Hlynur Pálmason)
- Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers), by César Díaz, cinematography by Virgine Surdej, SBC
- The Unknown Saint by Alaa Eddine Aljem, cinematography by Amine Berrada (La Fémis, Image 2013)

Short Film Competition
- Mardi de 8 à 18, short film by Cecilia de Arce, cinematography by Noé Bach (La Fémis, Image 2014)

Special Screenings
- Les héros ne meurent jamais, by Aude Léa Rapin, cinematography by Paul Guilhaume (La Fémis, Image 2014).

51st Annual Directors’ Fortnight

The 51st Annual Directors’ fortnight will take place from 15-25 May 2019.
Paolo Moretti is the new general delegate of this parallel section, which will open on 15 May with Le Daim, by Quentin Dupieux, director, cinematographer and editor.

Feature-Length Films
- Alice et le maire, by Nicolas Pariser, cinematography by Sébastien Buchmann, AFC
- Zombi Child, by Bertrand Bonello, cinematography by Yves Cape, AFC, SBC

And Also
Feature-Length Films
- Les Particules, by Blaise Harrison, cinematography by Colin Lévêque
- Perdrix, by Erwan Le Duc, cinematography by Alexis Kavyrchine
- Une fille facile, by Rebecca Zlotowski, cinematography by Georges Lechaptois
- Yves, by Benoît Forgeard, cinematography by Thomas Favel

Short- and Medium-Length Films
- Plaisir fantôme, by Morgan Simon, cinematography by Paul Guilhaume.

27th Annual ACID Cannes

The Associaion du cinema indépendant pour sa diffusion (ACID) will hold the 27th Annual ACID Cannes from Wednesday 15 October to Friday 24 May 2019 and will screen nine films.

- L’Angle mort, by Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic, cinematography by Jonathan Ricquebourg, AFC
- Vif-argent, by Stéphane Batut, cinematography by Céline Bozon, AFC

And also
- Rêves de jeunesse, by Alain Raoust, cinematography by Lucie Baudinaud (La Fémis, Image 2013).

(Translated from French by Alexander Baron-Raiffe)