In the official competition, Alexander Sokurov marks a return with Alexandra about a grandmother who goes to visit her grandson who is an officer based in Chechnya. The film stars Russian opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya and has been sold to Belgium's Cineart, Portugal's Atalanta, Italy's Zivago Media, Greece's Artplex, South America's Arthaus and Eden Cinema in Israel.
Also back in official selection is Volker Schlondorff with Ulzhan - 28 years after he won the Golden Palm for The Tin Drum. That film's star, David Bennent, here takes an emotional ride across Central Asia. Written by Jean-Claude Carriere and scored by Bruno Coulais, the film has thus far sold to Arthaus in South America and Atalanta in Portugal.
Lola Doillon's feature debut, Just About Love', from the producers behind The
Spanish Apartment and Russian Dolls, examines the universal theme of first times and will run in Un Certain Regard.
Horses Thieves, a modern western about revenge, betrayal and love, is
Micha Wald's second trip to Critic's Week after his 2001 short Alice and I.
With Yo, also in Critic's Week, is set in Majorca where a man believes himself to be accused of something he hasn't done. Rafa Cortes directed the psychological thriller.
In the market, Barthelemy Grossmann's 13m2, will have its premiere in Cannes. The nervous urban thriller stars Grossmann, Thierry Lhermitte and Berenice Bejo.
The animated Princess of the Sun, the first-ever screen adaptation of best-selling author Christian Jacq, will also screen in the market and has already sold in over 30 territories.
Other market screenings include Zhang Lu's Desert Dream and Julie Delpy's hot Berlin title 2 Days In Paris.
Rezo will also have a promo reel of Eric Rohmer's The Romance Of Astrea And Celadon which is set for delivery in late August. Rezo currently has two other films in post-production which is will be talking up at Cannes: Deux Vies Plus Une by idit Cebula and Laetita Masson's Coupable.