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Critics Week names 2016 programme

Following the announcement of the Official and Un Certain Regard line-ups, the Critics Week selection also looks mostly to Europe, with Asia a close second. In this year’s Critics Week competition line-up, only one film without a European partner is named, Asaph Polonsky’s Israeli title One Week and a Day.

There’s little space left beyond the European and Asian selections. In the competition line-ups only two shorts are from further afield: Brazilian Fellipe Fernandes’ Delusion Is Redemption To Those In Distress and Canadian François Jaros’ Oh What A Wonderful Feeling.

As with Cannes’ official selections, there are no Australasian titles named in or out of competition,

Critics Week awards prizes. First features (marked * below) also qualify for consideration for Cannes Camera d’Or.

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival will run 11 – 22 May. Critics Week runs 12 – 20 May.

Feature Films In Competition
Albüm*, Mehmet Can Mertoğlu (Turkey/France/Romania)
Diamond Island, Davy Chou (Cambodia/France/Germany)
Raw (Grave)*, Julia Ducournau (France)
Mimosas, Oliver Laxe (Spain/Morocco/France/Qatar)
One Week and a Day (Shavua Ve Yom)*, Asaph Polonsky (Israel)
Tramontane*, Vatche Boulghourjian (Lebanon/France/United Arab Emirates/Qatar)
A Yellow Bird*, K. Rajagopal (Singapore/France)

Short Films In Competition
Arnie, Rina B. Tsou (Taiwan/Philippines)
Ascensão, Pedro Peralta (Portugal)
Campo De Víboras, Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal/France)
Delusion Is Redemption To Those In Distress, Fellipe Fernandes (Brazil)
L’enfance D’un Chef, Antoine De Bary (France)
Limbo, Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece/France)
Oh What A Wonderful Feeling, François Jaros (Canada)
Prenjak, Wregas Bhanuteja (Indonesia)
Le Soldat Vierge, Erwan Le Duc (France)
Superbia, Luca Tóth (Hungary)

Opening Film
In Bed With Victoria (Victoria), Justine Triet (France)

Closing Films
Smile (Bonne Figure), Sandrine Kiberlain (France)
En Moi, Laetitia Casta (France)
Kitty, Chloë Sevigny (USA)

50+5 Screenings (shorts)
Los Pasos Del Agua, César Augusto Acevedo (Colombia)
From The Diary Of A Wedding Photographer (Myomano Shel Tzalam Hatonot), Nadav Lapid (Israel)

Special Screenings
I Tempi Felici Verranno Presto (Happy Times Will Come Soon)*, Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France)
Apnée*, Jean-Christophe Meurisse (France)

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