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Cannes: 2014 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup Unveiled; ‘Cold In July’, ‘Catch Me Daddy’

The titles that will make up the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival are being revealed this morning in Paris with Céline Sciamma’s Bande De Filles named as opening night film. The section was created by the French Directors’ Guild in the wake of the events of May 1968, and aims to aid in the discovery of new filmmakers. Among those whose first films have been showcased in the Fortnight (aka La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) are such directors as Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, Chantal Akerman, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, and 2014 Competition helmers the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach. The section is actually non-competitive, but certain partners of the French Directors’ Guild (La Société des Réalisateurs Français) attribute awards. It’s also one of the rare aspects of Cannes that is open to the public. The Fortnight runs from May 15-25. Below is the 2014 roster as it’s announced:

FEATURES
Alleluia, dir: Fabrice Du Welz
Catch Me Daddy, Daniel Wolfe
Next To Her, dir: Asaf Korman
Cold In July, dir: Jim Mickle
Fighters, dir: Thomas Cailley

SHORT FILMS

Source: Cannes: 2014 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup Unveiled; ‘Cold In July’, ‘Catch Me Daddy’

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