Film/director; prod’n outfit
Flandres (Flanders)/Bruno Dumont; 3B Productions
Film Distribution(sales), Tadrart Films (French distrib)
A young man living in modern-day Flanders departs for a distant war leaving behind his sweetheart.
Selon Charlie (Charlie Said)/Nicole Garcia; Les Productions du Tresor
Wild Bunch (sales), Mars Distribution (French distrib)
Three days in the lives of seven people living in a city on the Atlantic coast.
Quand j’etais chanteur (I Did It My Way)/Xavier Giannoli; Rectangle Films
Europa Corp. (sales and French distrib)
Tragi-comedy about an aging club singer (Gerard Depardieu) who falls for an estate agent (Cecile De France) half his age.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Paris, je t’aime (Paris, I Love You)/Various; Victoires International
Celsius Entertainment (sales), La Fabrique de Films (French distrib)
A collection of 20 love stories, each set in a different arrondissement of Paris; each helmed by a different director or team of directors.
La Tourneuse de pages (The Pageturner)/Denis Dercourt; Diaphana Films
Film Distribution (sales), Diaphana Films (French distrib)
A girl with a gift for the piano has her dreams dashed by a cruel teacher; years later a chance encounter brings old bitterness to the surface.
La Californie (*No English title yet)/Jacques Fieschi; Thelma Films Studio Canal (sales), Mars Distribution (French distrib)
In Cannes two young men cross the path of a dissolute older woman (Nathalie Baye) and her daughter (Ludivine Sagnier); flirting starts and a crime is committed.
Meurtrieres (Murderers)/Patrick Grandperret; Les Films de Worso
Wild Bunch (sales), Pan-Europeenne Edition (French distrib)
Two young girls without much going for them strike up a friendship that makes life worth living.
OUT OF COMPETITION
Zidane, Un portrait du 21eme siecle (Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait)/Philippe Pareno (France) and Douglas Gordon (Britain); Anna Lena Films
UIP (sales and French distrib)
Feature documentary about French football great Zinedine Zidane.
Avida Benoit Delepine/Gustave Kervern; MNP Entreprise
Film Distribution (sales), Ad Vitam (French distrib)
A man on the run gets mixed up with a couple of junkies who are involved in the trafficking of rare animals.
Ici Najac, a vous la terre (Najac Calling – Over to You Earth)/Jean-Henri Meunier; Little Bear
Ocean Films (French distrib)
Documentary about inhabitants of a small village in southern France who take a stand against creeping globalisation.
Transylvania/Tony Gatlif; Princes Film
Pyramide International (sales), Pyramide Distribution (French distrib)
Road movie about a rebellious young woman who sets out for Transylvania in search of the man she loves.
*not including Critics Week or Directors Fortnight