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Cannes Critics Week Announces Program

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 20th, 2011

The International Critics’ Week (La Semaine Internationale de la Critique), founded in 1962 and organized by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, is the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival. It showcases first and second feature films by directors from all over the world and has remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Gaspar Noé and François Ozon all started out at Critics’ Week. The sidebar section presents a very selective programming of only seven feature films and seven shorts films. Feature films in competition this year include:

Las Acacias, directed by Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina)
• Ave, directed by Konstantin Bojanov – (Bulgaria/ France)
• 17 Filles, directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin  (France)
• The Slut (Hanotenet), directed by Hagar Ben Asher – (Israel)
• Snowtown (Les Crimes de Snowtown), directed by Justin Kurzel – (Australia)
• Sauna on Moon, directed by Zou Peng – (China)
• Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols – (U.S.)

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