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Projects screening in official festival selection

GALA PRESENTATIONS

“Chloe,” Atom Egoyan (France/Canada)
A doctor (Julianne Moore) hires a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) to test the fidelity of her husband (Liam Neeson).
Sales: StudioCanal

“Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky,” Jan Kounen (France)
Love affair blooms between creative giants.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“I, Don Giovanni,” Carlos Saura
(Austria/Italy/Spain)
Libertine becomes Mozart’s librettist and provides inspiration for famous opera.
Sales: Roissy Films

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

“L’Affaire Farewell,” Christian Carion (France)
KGB colonel (Emir Kusturica) and French engineer (Guillaume Canet) help to bring down the Soviet empire.
Sales: Pathe Intl.

“Bright Star,” Jane Campion (U.K./Australia)
Poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) falls for girl next door (Abbie Cornish).
Sales: Pathe Intl.

“Les derniers jours du monde” (Happy End), Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu (France/Spain/Taiwan)
A man (Mathieu Amalric) searches for his former lover on the eve of the apocalypse.
Sales: StudioCanal

“Hadewijch,” Bruno Dumont (France)
Former nun follows dangerous path.
Sales: Pyramide Intl.

“I Killed My Mother,” Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Teen is torn apart by his love-hate
relationship with his mother.
Sales: Rezo Films

“London River,” Rachid Bouchareb (U.K./France/Algeria)
A Muslim man (Sotigui Kouyate) and Christian woman (Brenda Blethyn), both affected by the London bombings, find they share common values.
Sales: Elle Driver

“Mao’s Last Dancer,” Bruce Beresford (Australia)
True story of Chinese-trained ballet dancer.
Sales: Celluloid Dreams

“Moloch Tropical,” Raoul Peck (France/Haiti)
Behind-the-scenes depiction of the end of power, with Shakespearean overtones.
Sales: Les Films Velvet

“Mr. Nobody,” Jaco van Dormael
(France/Germany/Canada/Belgium)
Fantasy world in which an old man (Jared Leto) recalls three alternate lives.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“Partir” (Leaving), Catherine Corsini (France)
Bored bourgeois wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) embarks on a passionate
affair.
Sales: Pyramide Intl.

“A Prophet,” Jacques Audiard (France)
North African teen learns to survive in prison. Won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
Sales: Celluloid Dreams
“Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story,” Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt)
Multistrand narrative paints a picture of women’s lives in modern-day Cairo.
Sales: Pyramide Intl.

“Valhalla Rising,” Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark/U.K.)
Viking warrior (Mads Mikkelsen) embarks on violent odyssey.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“Vengeance,” Johnnie To (Hong Kong)
A French man (Johnny Hallyday) seeks revenge for an attack on his daughter’s family in this noirish tour de force.
Sales: Kinology

“Women Without Men,” Shirin Neshat (Germany/Austria/France)
Four women seek independence and solace in an imaginary garden at the time of the 1953 coup in Iran.
Sales: Coproduction Office
CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
“Eyes Wide Open,” Haim Tabakman (Israel)
Gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Sales: Films Distribution

“The Father of My Children,” Mia Hansen-Love (France/Germany)
The world of an independent film producer implodes as work and family life collide.
Sales: Les Films du Losange

“The House of Branching Love,” Mika Kaurismaki (Finland)
Family therapist and business trainer decide to divorce in a civilized manner, but that’s not how it turns out.
Sales: Wide Management

“Huacho,” Alejandro Fernandez
Almendras (Chile/France/Germany)
This warm family saga follows 24 hours in the life of a poverty-stricken provincial family.
Sales: Films Distribution

“Lourdes,” Jessica Hausner (Austria/ France/Germany)
Wheelchair-dependent Christine finds a cure and attracts the affections of a handsome man and the jealousy of others.
Sales: Coproduction Office

“Police, Adjective,” Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
Witty portrait of life in a small town.
Sales: Coach 14

“Rabia,” Sebastian Cordero (Spain/Colombia)
Social thriller about a South American immigrant who hides in a Spanish house.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“Same Same but Different,” Detlev Buck (Germany)
Young German man falls in love with a Cambodian bar girl and stays by her side even though she is HIV-positive. Winner of Variety prize in Locarno.
Sales: Films Distribution

“The Time That Remains,” Elia Suleiman (U.K./Italy/Belgium/France)
Story of a Palestinian family from 1948 to present day.
Sales: Wild Bunch
“The Wind Journeys,” Ciro Guerra (Colombia
etherlands/Argentina/Germany)
Accordion player journeys through Colombia.
Sales: Elle Driver

MASTERS

“Carmel,” Amos Gitai (Israel/France/Italy)
Gitai reflects on his own past as a soldier and the conflicts that engulf the Middle East.
Sales: Agav Films

“Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl,” Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal/Spain/France)
Tale of man’s obsession with a young woman who steals more than his heart.
Sales: Pyramide Intl.

“Les Herbes folles” (Wild Grass), Alain Resnais (France/Italy)
Romantic adventure based around the simple act of losing a wallet.
Sales: Orly Films/Coach 14

“The Refuge,” Francois Ozon (France)
Pregnant junkie becomes embroiled with her dead boyfriend’s brother.
Sales: Le Pacte

“Vincere,” Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
Story of Mussolini’s passionate relationship with his first wife, who, along with their son, was locked away and forgotten by the dictator.
Sales: Celluloid Dreams

“Vision,” Margarethe von Trotta (Germany)
Study of 12th century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen, who was a composer, scientist, healer and author.
Sales: Celluloid Dreams

“White Material,” Claire Denis (France)
Isabelle Huppert stars as a woman who refuses to leave her plantations in Africa despite the danger a rebellion poses.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“The White Ribbon,” Michael Haneke
(Germany/Austria/France/Italy)
The brutalities of village life are laid bare in this Palme d’Or-winning drama.
Sales: Les Films du Losange

VANGUARD

“Bunny and the Bull,” Paul King (U.K.)
Shy Stephen and boozehound Bunny embark on an adventure-filled road trip without leaving the room.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“Enter the Void,” Gaspar Noe (France)
Mind-bending journey follows the exploits of a young American drug dealer living in Japan.
Sales: Wild Bunch

“The Misfortunates,” Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium).
Teen grows up in village with his father and three uncles, all drunken louts.
Sales: MK2

“My Queen Karo,” Dorothee van den Berghe (Belgium)
Portrait of young girl’s life in a Dutch squatter commune.
Sales: Doc & Film

“Spring Fever,” Lou Ye (Hong Kong/France)
Taboo-breaking depiction of a same-sex relationship in China.
Sales: Wild Bunch

CITY TO CITY

“A History of Israeli Cinema,” Raphael Nadjari (Israel/France)
Documentary based on years of research of the country’s cinema.
Sales: Films Distribution

“Jaffa,” Keren Yedaya (Israel/France/Germany)
Contemporary Romeo and Juliet story: Young Jewish woman and Arab childhood sweetheart are pulled apart.
Sales: Rezo Films

VISIONS

“Between Two Worlds,” Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka)
A young man flees the city and goes to a village, where the inhabitants are under the spell of an old legend.
Sales: Les Films Hatari

“Independencia,” Raya Martin (Philippines/France/Germany
etherland
s)
Pic plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of the Philippines.
Sales: Memento Films Intl.

“Irene,” Alain Cavalier (France)
Filmmaker looks back at his relationship with his first wife, who was killed in a car accident in 1972.
Sales: Pyramide

“Lebanon,” Samuel Maoz (Israel)
During the Israel-Lebanon War, a tank crew loses its way amid the chaos of war.
Sales: Celluloid Dreams

DISCOVERY

“The Day God Walked Away,” Philippe Van Leeuw (France)
A new take on the Rwandan genocide recounts the experience of one woman as the horror descends.
Sales: MK2

“The Day Will Come,” Susanne Schneider (Germany/ France)
Former terrorist is tracked down by her daughter, whom she gave up for adoption 30 years earlier.
Sales: Les Films du Losange

“Eamon,” Margaret Corkery (Ireland)
A holiday brings to a head the destructive triangle among a boy with behavioral problems, his selfish mother and his sexually frustrated father.
Sales: Wide Management

“La Pivellina,” Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel (Austria)
Circus performers look after an angelic child.
Sales: Films Distribution

“Samson and Delilah,” Warwick Thornton (Australia)
Teens in an isolated aboriginal community are hit by tragedy.
Sales: Elle Driver

REAL TO REEL

“Bassidji,” Mehran Tamadon (Iran/France/Switzerland)
Study of the Bassidjis, the ruthless defenders of Iran’s Islamic revolution.
Sales: UMedia-Urban Media Intl.

“L’Enfer de Henri-Georges Clouzot” (Inferno), Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea (France)
Imagery from French master Henri-Georges Clouzot’s unfinished film, starring Romy Schneider.
Sales: MK2

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

“A Town Called Panic,” Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
(Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
Surrealistic stop-motion animated adventure.
Sales: Coproduction Office

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