CAPE TOWN -- When the sound of gunshots rattled the calm in the Cape Flats district of Cape Town on a recent weekday afternoon, nobody panicked.
For international filmmakers, getting selected is the first step in the game
Cannes Directors' Fortnight player "The Fairy," a quirky romantic comedy from Belgium, has seduced a flurry of Cannes buyers and closed 15 territories, including the U.S. with Kino Lorber.
A closeted married man roiling with tension develops a disturbed obsession with his friends' son in Oliver Hermanus' well-modulated sophomore feature "Beauty."
"Skoonheid" has strong ties to the festival: it's the first official South African/French co-production, following the treaty signed at last year's Cannes.
Pic set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival
New methods to get world cinema into Euro theaters and in front of auds
"The Prize," the feature film debut of Argentine writer-director Paula Markovitch, is among three projects selected for funding by the Berlinale's World Cinema Fund.