The Fortnight section has previously hosted acclaimed films such as Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and Chloé Zhao’s The Rider.
Cannes Film Festival announced its line-up last week and now its independent side branch, Directors’ Fortnight, has announced its own selection.
Traditionally, Directors’ Fortnight has hosted its own screenings which, unlike Cannes’ main selection, are open to the public. Cannes remains one of the few festivals that only grants access to press and industry guests to the screenings with no option for the public to buy tickets to the films. It’s problematic for sure, but that’s where Directors’ Fortnight comes in and you can see some real gems at their screenings.
This year’s selection includes Alex Garland’s much-anticipated Men, starring Jessie Buckley, as well as new films by Mark Jenkin and Mia Hansen-Løve.
The Directors’ Fortnight section, founded in 1969, has previously hosted filmmakers such as Sean Baker, Céline Sciamma and the Safdie Brothers and has in recent years become the branch to watch as it often supports filmmakers with unique voices.
The 54th edition of Directors’ Fortnight will run May 18-27. Here’s the full list of this year’s films:
Scarlet by Pietro Marcello – Opening Film
1976 by Manuela Martelli
The Water by Elena López Riera
The Dam by Ali Cherri
The Super 8 Years by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot
Ashkal by Youssef Chebbi
The Five Devils by Léa Mysius
De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Continental Drift (South) by Lionel Baier
Enys Men by Mark Jenkin
Falcon Lake by Charlotte Le Bon
Will-o’-the-Wisp by João Pedro Rodrigues
Funny Pages by Owen Kline
God’s Creatures by Anna Rose Holmer & Saela Davis
Harkis by Philippe Faucon
Men by Alex Garland
The Mountain by Thomas Salvador
Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
The Green Perfume by Nicolas Pariser – Closing Film
Paris Memories by Alice Winocour
Under the Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri
One Fine Morning by Mia Hansen-Løve
A Male by Fabian Hernández