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Cannes: Director’s Fortnight to Open With ‘In the Shadow of Women’

The full lineup will be announced on April 21

The Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival will open with a screening of director Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women.”

The film, for which Wild Bunch is handling international sales, follows a couple of low-budget documentary filmmakers whose relationship unravels due to their own romantic affairs. Clotilde Courau, Lena Paugam and Stanislas Merhar star.

The full lineup for the the Directors’ Fortnight, an event independent of the Cannes Film Festival and organized by Société des Réalisateurs de Films, will be announced on April 21.

The annual event first launched in 1969 and has showcased films from directors including Werner Herzog, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola, to name a few.

The Directors’ Fortnight is not a competitive program, and specifically caters to non-professional Cannes audiences.