PARIS — Three more titles have been added to the Cannes Film Festival sidebar Un Certain Regard, Francesca Comencini’s “The Words Of My Father” (“Le parole di Mio Padre”), which will close the section May 19, and Stanley Kwan’s “Beijing Story” (“Lu Yu”), and Emmanuelle Bercot’s “Clement,” fest organizers said Monday.
Comencini’s feature, previously known as “The Third Act” and starring Fabrizio Rongione and Chiara Mastroianni, is a contemporay of update of two chapters in Italo Svevo’s modern classic “Confessions of Zeno,” about a 30 year-old’s emotional odyssey.
Kwan’s gay-themed pic set in the Chinese capital centers on an affair between a mainlander and Hong Kongese.
This brings the tally of titles in the sidebar to 24. The fest runs May 9 – 20.