The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival now includes no less than 12 films supported by Eurimages, five of which are selected in official competition:
- NELYUBOV (LOVELESS) by Andrey Zvyagintsev (RU, FR, DE, BE);
- A GENTLE CREATURE by Sergei Loznitsa (FR, DE, NL, LT);
- HAPPY END by Michael Haneke (FR, DE, AT);
- JUPITER’S MOON by Kornél Mundruczó (HU, DE) and
- THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund (SE, DE, FR).
Two films will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section: POSOKI (DIRECTIONS) by Stephan Komandarev (BG, DE, MK) and EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES (THE NATURE OF TIME) by Karim Moussaoui (FR, DE, DZ).
The animation film ZOMBILLENIUM (FR, BE) by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord will be one of the Children’s Screenings and, for its 70th anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival will hold a special concert and screening of the Eurimages-supported film DJAM (FR, GR, TR) by Tony Gatlif at the Cinéma de la Plage (“Movies on the Beach”).
The Directors’ Fortnight has also selected two films supported by Eurimages for its 49th edition: L’INTRUSA by Leonardo Di Costanzo (IT, CH, FR) and NOTHINGWOOD by Sonia Kronlund (FR, DE).
A special screening of SICILIAN GHOST STORY by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, a co-production between Italy, France and Switzerland supported by Eurimages will inaugurate the 58th Critics’ Week.
Finally, the ACID section opens its programming for the first time to a foreign independent filmmakers’ association, with Serbia taking the reins this year (Programme ACID TRIP #1: SERBIA). Two Eurimages-supported films will be on screen in the framework of this initiative, REQUIEM FOR MRS J. by Bojan Vuletic and HUMIDITY by Nikola Ljuca.
EURIMAGES is a support fund for cinema co-production, theatrical distribution and exhibition established by the Council of Europe in 1988. Since its creation, it has supported 1834 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately €545 million.