The 56th edition of the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar has announced its main program, including seven films screening in competition. The sidebar is dedicated to films coming from first- and second-time filmmakers, and always promises a fertile ground for discovering new and emerging talent. Last year’s breakout title was Julia Ducournau’s horror film “Raw,” which sold to Focus World.
The section will open with Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s latest feature, “Sicilian Ghost Story,” which combines the myths of Romeo and Juliet with the present day Sicilian mafia. Dave McCary’s debut “Brigsby Bear,” the Sundance comedy that sold to Sony Pictures Classics, will close out the section.
For the first time in its history, both a documentary and an animated film will screen in competition. Ali Soozandeh’s animated “Tehran Taboo” explores life in the Iranian capital, while “Makala,” the second documentary from Emmanuel Gras, is an intimate portrait of a family man in the Congo. Among the 11 feature films selected, six are from first-time directors and five are second films.
Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (“Aquarius,” “Neighboring Sounds”) will serve as …read more
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