Four filmmakers from the Old Continent will be competing in the 52nd edition of the Critics' Week running from May 16th to 24th as part of the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Revealed today at an on-line press conference (to be viewed on the "Semaine de la Critique" website) by general delegate Charles Tesson, the programme for the 2013 edition includes seven European productions and coproductions among the feature films on the menu.
In the running for the Grand Prix, French director David Perrault with Nos héros sont morts ce soir (see news), Italian duo Fabio Grassadonia - Antonio Piazza with Salvo (read more) and British director Paul Wright with For Those in Peril. It's also worth noting that Germany and France coproduced another contender: the Indian film The Lunchbox Dabba by Ritesh Batra. The competition is completed by feature films from Russia, Canada and Argentina.
The programme is completed by Suzanne (news) by French director Katell Quillevéré who will open the Critics' Week out of competition and Les rencontres d'après minuit by her compatriot Yann Gonzalez in a Special Screening.
The jury of the 2013 Critics' Week feature film competition will be presided by Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes (news), whilst French director Mia Hansen-Løve will preside the jury of the short films and that of the Revelation Prize.
Opening Film (out of competition)
Suzanne - Katell Quillevéré (FR) 2nd FF
Feature Film Competition:
Salvo - Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza (IT/FR) 1st FF
Nos héros sont morts ce soir – David Perrault (FR) 1st FF
For Those in Peril - Paul Wright (UK) 1st FF
The Lunchbox Dabba - Ritesh Batra (IN/FR/GER) 1st FF
Le démantèlement – Sébastien Pilote (CA) 1st FF
The Major - Yuri Bykov (RUS) 1st FF
Los dueños - Augustin Toscano & Ezequiel Radusky (ARG)
Special Screenings – Feature Films:
Les rencontres d'après minuit – Yann Gonzalez (FR) 1st FF
Ain't Them Bodies Saints - David Lowery (US) 1st FF
Short Film Competition:
Vikingar - Magali Magistry (FR/IS)
Agit Pop - Nicolas Pariser (FR)
Pátio - Ali Muritiba (BR)
Come and Play (Komm und Spiel) - Daria Belova (DE)
The Opportunist - David Lassiter (US)
Pleasure - Ninja Thyberg (SE)
Océan - Emmanuel Laborie (FR)
Tau Seru - Rodd Rathjen (IN/AU)
La lampe au beurre - Yak Hu Wei (FR/CN)
Breathe me - Han Eun-young (KR)
Translated from French
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