Cannes: Critics’ Week Lineup Unveiled; ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ In Special Screening

NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Cannes: Critics’ Week Lineup Unveiled; ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ In Special Screening

Portugese director Miguel Gomes will preside over the jury for this year’s Critics’ Week while French helmer Mia Hansen-Love will be jury president of the short films competition. The opening film out of competition is Suzanne by French director Katell Quillévéré and starring Sara Forestier. David Lowery’s Sundance pic Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the only U.S. feature of the bunch, will have a special screening. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star with Rami Malek and Ben Foster. Debut feature You And The Night from Yann Gonzalez also has a special berth. Below is a list of the features and shorts in competition. Critics’ Week runs May 16-24, during the Cannes Film Festival.

Le Démantèlement, dir: Sébastien Pilote (Canada)
Los Duenos, dir: Agustin Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky (Argentina)
For Those In Peril, dir: Paul Wright (UK)
The Lunchbox, dir: Ritesh Batra (India, France, Germany)
The Major, dir: Yury Bykov (Russia)
Nos Héros Sont Morts Ce Soir, dir: David Perrault (France)
Salvo, dir: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza (Italy, France)

Agit Pop, dir: Nicolas Pariser (France)
Breathe Me, dir: Eun-young Han (South Korea)
Come And Play, dir: Daria Belova (Germany)
La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak, dir: Wei Hu (France, China)
Océan, dir: Emmanuel Laboire (France)
The Opportunist, dir: David Lassiter (U.S.)
Patio, dir: Aly Muritiba (Brazil)
Pleasure, dir: Ninja Thyberg (Sweden)
Tau Seru, dir: Rodd Rathjen (India, Australia)
Vikingar, dir: Magali Magistry (France, Iceland)

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