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Cannes Critics’ Week Lineup Includes SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner ‘Krisha’

Elie Wajeman’s ”The Anarchist“ will open the program running between May 14 and May 22

The Critics’ Week program at next month’s Cannes Film Festival announced its competition lineup and special screenings on Monday.

Elie Wajeman’s “The Anarchist” will open the program on May 14, and Mathieu Vadepied’s “Learn by Heart” will close it on May 22. Other special screenings include South Korean film “Coin Locker Girl,” directed by Jun-hee, and another French selection, Louis Garrel’s “Les Deux Amis.”

Trey Edward Shults’ SXSW grand jury prize winner “Krisha” will make its international premiere in competition during Critics’ Week, a program independent of the Cannes Film Festival and selected by artistic director Charles Tesson.

See the full lineup below:

Feature Films in Competition:

“Dégradé” — Arab & Tarzan Nasser (Palestine, France, Qatar)
“Krisha” — Trey Edward Shults (USA)
“Mediterranea” — Jonas Carpignano (Italy, France, USA, Germany)
“Paulina” — Santiago Mitre (Argentina, Brazil, France)
“Sleeping Giant” — Andrew Cividino (Canada)
“La Tierra Y La Sombra (Land and Shade)” — Cesar Augusto Acevedo (Colombia France, Netherlands, Chili, Brazil)
“The Wakhan Front (Ni Le Ciel Ni La Terre)” — Clément Cogitore (France, Belgium)

Short and Medium-Length Films in Competition: 

“Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will Be OK)” — Patrick Vollrath (Germany)
“Boys” — Isabella Carbonell (Sweden)
“Command Action” — João Paulo Miranda (Brazil)
“The Dragon’s Demise (La Fin Du Dragon) — Marina Diaby (France)
“The Fox Exploits the Tiger’s Might” — Lucky Kuswandi (Indonesia)
“Love Comes Later” — Sonejuhi Sinha (USA)
“Monsters Turn Into Lovers” (Jeunesse des Loups-Garous) — Yann Delattre (France)
“Ramona” — Andrei Cretulescu (Romania)
“Too Cool for School” — Kevin Phillips (USA)
“Varicella” — Fulvio Risuleo (Italy)