The Director's Fortnight (Quinzaine Des Realisateurs) came closer to completing its line up when it announced the selection of a further five films.
These included Shane Meadows One Upon A Time In The Midlands, Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar from the UK, Romanian first film Occident by Christian Mungiu and three US pictures. They are Joseph & Anthony Russo's Welcome To Collinwood, Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon and Rafael Nadjari's Apartment #5C.
Industry sources and those close to the festival, say that Catherine Breillat's new close-up film within a film, now retitled Sex Is Comedy, will also join the line-up before the Monday press conference.
In that case it will join two previously revealed French titles Bord De Mer and Le Pays Du Chien Qui Chante, both first films, respectively by Julie Lopes-Curval and Yann Dedet. The French elements are still subject to last minute change. Press reports in other trade papers of the Quinzaine selection of Delphine Gleize's Carnages were proved wrong when the film was announced in Un Certain Regard.
Directors' Fortnight - partial list (excluding French films)
Un Oso Rojo (L'Ours Rouge) Dir: Israel Adrian Caetano (Argentina)
Only The Strong Survive Dir: DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus (US)
Laurel Canyon Dir: Lisa Cholodencko (US)
Apartment #5 C Dir: Rafael Nadjari MK2
Morvern Callar Dir: Lynne Ramsay (UK)
Once Upon A Time In The Midlands Dir: Shane Meadows (UK)
Angela Dir: Roberta Torre (Italy)
Blue Gate Crossing Dir: Yee Chih-Yen (Taiwan)
Abouna Dir: Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad)
Mon-Rak Transistor Dir: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand)
In the more experimental En Avant section the Quinzaine has already announced:
For The Time Being Dir: Johan Van Der Keuken (Netherlands)
L'Arrivee, Outer Space and Dream Work Dir: Peter Tscherkassky (Austria)
Phantom Dir: Matthias Mueller (Ger)
Entering Indifference Dir: Vincent Dieutre (France)
Life On A String Dir: Steven Lippman (US)
Portraits Filmes Dir: Valerie Mrejen