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Directors Fortnight names 17

Two Sundance titles play in the Directors Fortnight line-up, joining the previously-announced 6+ hours of Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights in a 17-title feature programme (or 19 if you count the three parts of Arabian Nights separately. The line-up was selected from 1,623 submissions.

<em>Arabian Nights</em>

Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights

11 shorts are named, whittled down from 1,742 submissions.

According to reports, Gomes’s Arabian Nights and Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days were not selected for the main competition. Naming three female directors in its line-up, Directors Fortnight goes one better than the main competition by giving slots to Deniz Gamze Erguven, Marcia Tambutti and Chloé Zhao.

Directors Fortnight runs 14 – 24 May, alongside the Cannes Film Festival 13 – 24 May and Marché du Film 13 – 22 May. Critics Week runs 14 – 22 May.

The Directors Fortnight programme selections are:

Feature Films
Opening film: In the Shadow of Women, Philippe Garrel
Closing Film: Dope, Rick Famuyiwa
A Perfect Day, Fernando León de Aranoa
Beyond My Grandfather Allende, Marcia Tambutti
Arabian Nights, Miguel Gomes 
(Vol. 1, The Restless One, Vol. 2, The Desolate One, Vol. 3, The Enchanted One)
The Brand New Testament, Jaco Van Dormael
Les Cowboys, Thomas Bidegain
Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra
Fatima, Philippe Faucon
Green Room, Jeremy Saulnier
The Here After, Magnus von Horn
Much Loved, Nabil Ayouch
Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Peace to Us in Our Dreams, Sharunas Bartas
Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Chloé Zhao
My Golden Days, Arnaud Desplechin

Special Presentation
Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld, Takashi Miike
 
Short Films 
Backyard, André Novais Oliveira
Blue Thunder, Jean-Marc E. Roy & Philippe David Gagné
The Broken Past, Martín Morgenfeld & Sebastián Schjaer
Calme ta joie, Emmanuel Laskar
The Exquisite Corpus, Peter Tscherkassky
A Few Secondes, Nora El Hourch
Kung Fury, David Sandberg
Pitchoune, Reda Kateb
Pueblo, Elena Lopez Riera
Rate Me, Fyzal Boulifa
Trials, Exorcisms, Susana Nobre

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