Young talent abounds at Un Certain Regard

– Stand out in the selection Marie Kreutzer, Emin Alper, Hlynur Pálmasson, Agnieszka Smocynska, Alexandru Belc, Davy Chou, Lola Quivoron, Kristoffer Borgli, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

Body by Marie Kreutzer

Revealed today in Paris, as was the Official Selection (read our Article) of the 75the cannes film festival (May 17-28), the Un Certain Regard program has so far 15 feature films, a number that should increase slightly next week. The section is more focused than ever on emerging talents (it is presenting seven feature films this year) and on auteur cinema that has been audacious since the creation of Cannes Première last year, bringing together well-established names in world cinema (this year, the TV movie Outdoor Night from the italian director Marco Bellocchio, Our brothers by the Franco-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb – read the news, Geezer from Greece Panos H. Koutras (Xenia [+see also:
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) and some episodes of Olivier Assayas‘s irma see Serie).

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Although young filmmakers and a special focus on female directors (eight selected) will define the Un Certain Regard section, it will also feature some big names: to be discovered in the section are dry days from Turkey Emin Alper (Special Jury Prize in Venice in 2015 with Frenzy [+see also:
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and in competition in Berlin in 2019 with A tale of three sisters [+see also:
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interview: Emin Alper
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).

It also stands out in the selection Body from the Austrian director Maria Kreutzer (Article – with Vicky Krieps in the title role), the fifth feature film by a director whose last work The ground under my feet [+see also:
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he also competed in Berlin three years ago.

Three filmmakers who were already on the Croisette through Critics’ Week move up the festival’s hierarchy towards Un Certain Regard: Icelandic director Hlynur Palmasson (whose first feature winter brothers [+see also:
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had won the Leopard for Best Actor at Locarno in 2017, before A white, white day [+see also:
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was presented at Critics’ Week 2019) with god landFranco-Cambodian filmmaker davy-chou (which took its promising first steps in Critics’ Week 2016 with diamond island [+see also:
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) with French/German/Belgian production All the people I’ll never be (Article) and Poland Agnieszka Smocynska (revealed in 2016 at Sundance with the lure [+see also:
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and in the Critics’ Week in 2018 with Drain [+see also:
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) who will present his first film in English, the silent twins.

The rest of the Un Certain Regard selection will be dedicated to the first fiction feature films, with French productions Rodeo for Lola Quivoron (Article) Y the worst for Lise Akok Y Roman Gueret, metronome for Romania Alexander Belc (with whom Cineuropa had spoken about his documentary cinema my love [+see also:
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– look at our video interview [+see also:
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), sick of myself for Norway Kristoffer Borgli (discovered in 2017 with the documentary/fiction hybrid dribbling [+see also:
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) Y butterfly vision from the ukrainian director Maxim Nakonechnyi.

The Un Certain Regard selection will also feature international directors, with films by the Japanese director Chie HayakawaCosta Rica Ariel Escalante Mezaamerican directors Riley Keough Y Gina GamalAustralia Thomas M Wright and from pakistan Saim Sadik.

The films announced:

a certain look

the worstLise Akok Y romane guere
burning daysemin alper
metronomeAlexander Belc
Retour à Séoul (All the People I’ll Never Be)davy-chou
sick of myselfKristoffer Borgli
Sunday and the fogAriel Escalante Meza
Plan 75Hayakawa Chie
BeastRiley Keough Y Gina Gamal
BodyMaria Kreutzer
butterfly visionMaxim Nakonechnyi
god landHlynur Palmason
RodeoLola Quivoron
joylandSaim Sadik
The strangerThomas M. Wright
the silent twinsAgnieszka Smocynska

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(Translated from French)

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