‘Four Nights’ to open fest’s Fortnight

Jerzy Skolimowski returns to Cannes with 'Anna'

Vet Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski’s comeback movie, “Four Nights With Anna,” will world preem as the opening film of the Cannes Film Festival’s 40th Directors’ Fortnight.

International rights on the film, Skolimowski’s first since 1991’s “30 Door Key,” have been taken by Paris-based sales company Elle Driver.

“Four Nights With Anna” chronicles one man’s voyeuristic relationship with a woman.

Shot in Poland, “Anna” stars Polish thesps Kinga Preis and Artur Steranko. Pic is produced by Paolo Branco and Skolimowski.

Since 1991, Skolimowski has dedicated his time to painting and acting, appearing as Uncle Stepan in David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises.”

Les Films du Losange will handle the French release, Gutek its Polish distribution.

Directors’ Fortnight’s full program will be announced today. Speculation is running rife in Paris about which films will make the cut, given that Directors’ Fortnight is the last Cannes section to be announced this year, following Competition and Un Certain Regard on Wednesday and Critics’ Week on Thursday.

(Ali Jaafar and Nick Vivarelli contributed to this report.)

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