Three more titles have been added to the Cannes festival sidebar Un Certain Regard while the organisers have also announced a special open-air screening of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie From Montmartre, which goes on French release tomorrow (Wed, April 25).
Un Certain Regard now takes in Stanley Kwan's gay drama Beijing Story (Lu Yu) about an affair between a man from the mainland and his lover from Hong Kong, French actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot's third film Clement and Italian, Francesca Comencini's The Words Of My Father (Le Parole Di Mio Padre) which will now close the section. The film, which stars Fabrizio Rongione and Chiara Mastroianni, is a modern adaptation of extracts from novel Confessions Of Zeno.
Amelie, which has screened for journalists and industry prior to its release this week, appears to have been brought in by popular demand. It will now represent the festival's most determined effort to appeal to the general public which is generally shut out of most Festival screenings. It will screen at 11:00pm on Sunday May 23 in the park near the Palais.
In another tweak to the line-up Cannes said that Raoul Ruiz's Les Ames Fortes , which was previously announced as closing the festival, will now do so out of competition.