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Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Full Lineup Includes American Films ‘Dope,’ ‘Green Room’

Chloe Zhao’s ”Songs My Brothers Taught Me,“ which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, is also in the mix

The full lineup of films screening during the Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival next month includes American films “Dope,” “Green Room” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me.”

Artistic director Edouard Waintrop announced the final selection from 1,623 submissions in Paris on Tuesday.

Rick Famuyiwa’s coming-of-age comedy “Dope,” which will make its international premiere when it’s screened as the closing film of the non-competitive program independent of Cannes, broke out earlier this year at Sundance, where Chloe Zhao’s “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” also premiered.

“Green Room,” writer and director Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up film to crowdfunded thriller “Blue Ruin,” will make its worldwide premiere at Directors’ Fortnight.

Other films in the program include Miguel Gomes’ “Arabian Nights,” a three-part epic with a total running time of almost six-and-a-half hours.

As TheWrap previously reported, the program run by the French Director’s Guild will open with director Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women” on May 14, and Arnaud Desplechin’s latest film, “My Golden Days,” will screen the following day.

See the full lineup below:

“A Perfect Day,” Fernando Leon de Aranoa
“Beyond My Grandfather Allende,” Marcia Tambutti
“Arabian Nights,” Miguel Gomes
“Les Cowboys,” Thomas Bidegain
“Dope,” Rick Famuyiwa
“Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra
“Fatima,” Philippe Faucon
“Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (Gokudo daisenso),” Takashi Miike
“Green Room,” Jeremy Saulnier
“Much Loved,” Nabil Ayouch
“Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Erguven
“In the Shadow of Women,” Philippe Garrel
“Peace to Us in Our Dreams,” Sharunas Bartas
“Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” Chloe Zhao
“The Here After (Efterskalv),” Magnus von Horn
“The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament),” Jaco Van Dormael
“My Golden Years,” Arnaud Desplechin