Miles Teller’s Sundance-Winning ‘Whiplash’ Headlines Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

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The Damien Chazelle-directed drama about a young drummer features in a festival sidebar that will open with French director Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood”

After winning the Audience and Grand Jury prizes in Park City, “Whiplash” is going international.

Damien Cheazelle’s feature film debut, about a young drummer (played by Miles Teller) and his abusive teacher (played by JK Simmons) was selected for the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced early Tuesday. It is joined by fellow Sundance hit “Cold In July,” a Jim Mickle-directed thriller starring Michael C. Hall.

The festival sidebar event will be opened by French director Celine Sciamma’s second feature film, “Girlhood,” and will close with the world premiere of British filmmaker/theater director Matthew Warchus gay rights activism comedy “Pride,” which stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine.

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The event will also feature a special 4K restoration of the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Directors’ Fortnight is the best-known of the independent sections held concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival. It typically has a stronger documentary component than the official Cannes sections, and in recent years has showcased such films as Clio Barnard’s “The Selfish Giant,” Marcel Ophuls’ “Un voyageur,” Rodney Ascher’s “Room 237″ and Pablo Larrain‘s Oscar-nominated “No.”

Directors’ Fortnight does not give out its own awards, but its entries are eligible for other Cannes awards, including the Camera d’Or for any of its directorial debuts.

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The full lineup is as follows:

Opening night: “Bande De Files,” directed by Céline Sciamma
Closing night: “Pride,” directed by Matthew Warchus

Features:
“Alleluia,” directed by Fabrice Du Welz
“Catch Me Daddy,” directed by Daniel Wolfe
“Next To Her,” directed by Asaf Korman
“Cold In July,” directed by Jim Mickle
“Fighters,” directed by” Thomas Cailley
“Gett — The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem,” directed by Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
“Kaguya-Hime No Monogatari,” directed by Isao Takahata
“Eat Your Bones,” directed by Jean-Charles Hue
“A Hard Day,” directed by Seong-Hun Kim
“National Gallery,” directed by Frederick Wiseman
“Queen And Country,” directed by John Boorman
“Refugiado,” directed by Diego Lerman
“These Final Hours,” directed by Zach Hilditch
“Tu Dors Nicole,” directed by Stéphane Lafleur
“Whiplash,” directed by Damien Chazelle

Special screening:
“Li’l Quinquin,” directed by Bruno Dumont
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” directed by Tobe Hooper (4K restoration)

Shorts:
“Fragments,” directed by Aga Woszczynska
“In August,” directed by Jenna Hasse
“Cambodia 2099,” directed by Davy Chou
“The Revolution Hunter,” directed by Margarida Rego
“8 Bullets,” directed by Frank Ternier
“It Can Pass Through The Wall,” directed by Radu Jude
“Torn,” directed by Elmar Imanov & Engin Kundag
“Heartless,” directed by Nara Normande & Tião Tiao
“Man On The Chair,” directed by Dahee Jeong
“Jutra,” directed by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
“Guy Moquet,” directed by Demis Herenger