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Cannes: Critics’ Week Unveils 60th Anniversary Lineup – Full List

Jun 8, 2021

The Cannes Film Festival’s parallel Critics’ Week section has unveiled its lineup for the 60th edition which will run from July 7-15. There are seven feature films in competition, each of which is a debut meaning they are all eligible for the Camera d’Or. Romanian filmmaker and former Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu is president of the jury this year which will award the Nespresso Grand Prize, The Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award and the Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film. Scroll down for the full list of films.

The section will open with Gérard Depardieu-starrer Robuste (Robust) from Constance Meyer (the first time since 2004 that a film directed by a French woman has opening night honors). Closing the proceedings is Tunisian filmmaker Leyla Bouzid with Une Histoire D’Amour Et De Désir (A Tale Of Love And Desire) (DP Sébastien Goepfert AFC).

Among the Special Screenings is the feature directing debut of actress Sandrine Kiberlain, with Une Jeune Fille Qui Va Bien (A Radiant Girl)(DP Guillaume Schiffman AFC). 

In total, Critics’ Week says it received 1,620 short films and watched 1,000 features. Each category counts about 30% female directors and 70% male directors. Among the 13 feature films selected, there are 11 first films and two second films. Seven features are from female directors.

CRITICS WEEK 2021

OPENING FILM

Robust, dir: Constance Meyer* DP Simon Beaufils AFC

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Anaïs In Love, dir: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet* DP Noé Bach AFC

Bruno Reidal, Confessions Of A Murderer, dir: Vincent Le Port* DP Michaël Capron

Softie, dir: Samuel Theis DP Chris Rhys Howarth

A Radiant Girl, dir: Sandrine Kiberlain* DP Guillaume Schiffman AFC

CLOSING FILM

A Tale Of Love And Desire, dir: Leyla Bouzid

COMPETITION

Amparo, dir: Simón Mesa Soto* DP Juan Sarmiento G.

Feathers, dir: Omar El Zohairy* DP Kamal Samy

Libertad, dir: Clara Roquet * DP Gris Jordana

The Gravedigger’s Wife, dir: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed* DP Arttu Peltomaa

Olga, dir: Elie Grappe* DP Lucie Baudinaud

Small Body, dir: Laura Samani* DP Mitja Ličen

Rien A Foutre; dirs: Julie Lecoustre & Emmanuel Marre* DP Olivier Boonjing

SHORT FILMS

Brutalia, Days Of Labour, dir: Manolis Mavris DP Manu Tilinski

Lili Alone, dir: Zou Jing DP Liangzi

An Invitation, dirs: Hao Zhao & Yeung Tung DP Hao Zhao

Inherent, dir: Nicolai G.H Johansen DP Sebastian Bjerregaard

Intercom 15, dir: Andrei Epure DP Laurențiu Răducanu

If It Ain’t Broke, dir: Elinor Nechemya DP May Abadi Grebler

Noir-Soleil, dir: Marie Larrivé

Safe, dir: Ian Barling DP Anna Franquesa-Solano

Soldat Noir, dir: Jimmy Laporal-Trésor DP Romain Carcanade

On Solid Ground, dir: Jela Hasler DP Andi Widmer

*Denotes first film

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