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April 16, 2018

Cannes 2018 Critics’ Week Includes New Films from Paul Dano, Agnieszka Smoczynska, and More

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On the heels of the Cannes 2018 lineup (which still has a few titles to add), it’s now time for the sidebars of the festival and first up is the annual Critics’ Week, which is focused on emerging filmmakers. Opening the festival is one of our favorite films of Sundance, Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Amongst the lineup is also the psychological thriller Fugue, which is directed by The Lure helmer Agnieszka Smoczynska. Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson is also back with the drama Woman At War, while most of the other directors come from first-time directors. Featuring a jury headed by Joachim Trier, and also including Chloe Sevigny, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Eva Sangiorgi and Augustin Trapenard, see the line up below.

Features – Special Screenings

Wildlife, dir: Paul Dano (opening film)
Our Struggles, dir: Guillaume Senez
Shéhérazade, dir: Jean-Bernard Marlin
Guy, dir: Alex Lutz (closing film)

Feature – Competition

Chris The Swiss, dir: Anja Kofmel
Diamantino, dirs: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt
Egy Nap (One Day), dir: Zsófia Szilágyi
Fuga (Fugue), dir: Agnieszka Smoczynska
Kona Fer I Stríð (Woman At War), dir: Benedikt Erlingsson
Sauvage, dir: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Sir, dir: Rohena Gera

Short Films

La Chute (The Fall), dir: Boris Labbé
Third Kind, dir: Yorgos Zois
Ultra Pulpe (Apocalypse After), dir: Bertrand Mandico
Amor, Avenidas Novas, dir: Duarte Coimbra
Ektoras Malo: I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias (Hector Malot – The Last Day Of The Year), dir:
Mo-Bum-Shi-Min (Exemplary Citizen), dir: Kim Cheol-Hwi
Pauline Asservie (Pauline, Enslaved), dir: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
La Persistente, dir: Camille Lugan
Rapaz (Raptor), dir: Felipe Galvez
Schächer, dir: Flurin Giger
Tiikeri (The Tiger), dir: Mikko Myllylahti
Un Jour De Mariage (A Wedding Day), dir: Elias Belkeddar
Ya Normalniy (Normal), dir: Michael Borodin

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