Marie-Pierre Macia in her second year as chief selector of the Directors' Fortnight (La Quinzaine Des Realisateurs) has picked an eclectic mixture with very few well-known directors.

The biggest names are Amos Kollek, in Cannes last year with Fast Food, Fast Women and Sandrine Veysset, who previously directed festival favourite Will It Snow At Christmas' and this time opens the event with Martha... Martha.

As such the Fortnight provides the key element that balances out the whole festival selection. If the competition this year is dominated by the emperors of the art-house genre, Un Certain Regard focuses on other known players in experimental mode, then the Director's Fortnight and the Critics' Week provide the true scope for discoveries.

For all that it is a more obscure line-up, the Fortnight is in tune with the other sections in emphasizing films from France, the US, the three Chinas (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and the CIS fringe. As with the other sections there are no pictures from Scandinavia, the UK, Germany or Spain.

2001 Directors Fortnight

Feature Films

Slogans Gjergj Xhuvani (Albania/France) (Int'l sales: Celluloid Dreams)

Pauline & Paulette Lieven Debrauwer (Belgium) (Int'l sales: TF1 International)

The Orphan Of Anyang Wang Chao (China)

Big Bad Love Arliss Howard (US)

Chelsea Walls Ethan Hawke (US) (Int'l sales: Cinetic)

The Deep End Scott McGehee and David Siegel (US) (Int'l sales: Cinetic)

Queenie In Love Amos Kollek (US) (Int'l sales: Marathon)

Ceci Est Mon Corps Rodolphe Marconi (France) (Int'l sales: Gemini Films)

Jeunesee Doree Zaïda Ghorab-Volta (France)

Made In The USA Solveig Anspach and Cindy Babski(US) (Int'l sales: Celluloid Dreams)

Martha'Martha Sandrine Veysset (France) (Int'l sales: Flach Pyramide International)

La Traversee Sebastien Lifshitz (France) (int'l sales: Films Distribution)

Glass Tears (Boli Shaonu) Lai Miu-suet (Hong Kong)

The Years Of Our Lives (I Nostri Anni) d. Daniele Gaglianone (Italy) (Int'l sales: Pablo)

Operai, Contadini Daniele Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub


Hush! Hashiguchi Ryosuke (Japan) (Int'l sales: Fortissimo)

Rain Christine Jeffs (New Zealand) (Int'l sales: New Zealand film Commission)

Fatma Khaled Ghorbal (Tunisia)

Marfa Si Banii Cristi Puiu (Romania) (Int'l sales: CNC Roumania)

Mesto Na Zemle Arthur Aristakisjan (Russia)

Mirror Image Hsiao Ya-chuan (Taiwan) (Int'l sales: Celluloid Dreams)

Short films

Bintou Fanta Regina Nacro (France-Zimbabwe-Burkina Faso)

Ce Vieux Reve Qui Bouge Alain Guiraudie (France)

Hautes Herbes Mathieu Gerault (France)

HK Xavier de Choudens (France)

On S'embrasse ' Pierre Olivier (France)

Les Pleureuses (As Mulheres Choradeiras) Jorane Castro (France- Brazil)

Shon Julien Salle (France)

Le Systeme Zsygmondy Luc Moullet (France)

Cyber Palestine Elia Suleiman ( Palestine)

Ecce Homo Mirjam Kubescha (Germany)

The Heart Of The World Guy Maddin (Canada)

Je T'aime John Wayne Toby MacDonald (UK)

Central Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (France)

Riyo Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (France)

The Trace Of Moloktchon (La Trace De Moloktchon) Louis Jammes (France)