"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "For Those in Peril" make the cut
The Cannes Film Festival unveiled an international lineup of feature and short films for its highly selective, competitive section, Critics' Week.
The series is intended to highlight first and second films from directors of great promise and in the past has helped highlight such notables as Wong Kar-wai and Bernardo Bertolucci.
Among the seven feature films vying for honors are "For Those in Peril," U.K. director Paul Wright's film about the lone survivor of a fishing boat accident; "The Major," Russian director Yury Bykov's account of a hunter who stumbles across a violent encounter; and "The Lunchbox," a romantic comedy from Indian director Dabba Ritesh Batra.
American director David Lowery‘s "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" will screen out-of-competition. The drama about an escaped convict impressed when it screened this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
"Suzanne," Katell Quillévéré's family drama about two sisters, will be the competition's opening night film. A closing night film will be announced shortly, the festival's backers said.
Here's the complete list of films:
"Salvo," Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza (Italy/France)
"The Lunchbox," Dabba Ritesh Batra (India/France/Germany)
"For Those in Peril," Paul Wright (UK)
"Le Démantèlement," Sébastien Pilote (Canada)
"Nos Héros Sont Morts ce Soir," David Perrault (France)
"Los Dueños," Agustin Toscano & Ezequiel Radusky (Argentina)
"The Major," Yury Bykov (Russia)
"Vikingar," Magali Magistry (France/Iceland)
"Agit Pop," Nicolas Pariser (France)
"Pátio," Ali Muritiba (Brazil)
"Come and Play," Daria Belova (Germany)
"The Opportunist," David Lassiter (USA)
"Pleasure," Ninja Thyberg (Sweden)
"Océan," Emmanuel Laborie (France)
"Tau Seru," Rodd Rathjen (India/Australia)
"La lampe au beurre de Yak," Hu Wei (China/France)
"Breathe Me," Han Eun-young (South Korea)
"Suzanne,"Katell Quillévéré (France)
"Les Rencontres d'après minuit," Yann Gonzalez (France)
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints," David Lowery (USA)