Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte in Paris

The Directors Fortnight line-up was announced Thursday morning in Paris with a robust 20 titles set to screen in between opening film Four Nights With Anna by Jerzy Skolimowski and closing film The Pleasure Of Being Robbed from US film-maker Josh Safdie.

The section is heavy on Latin American films with co-productions coming from Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. There are also 12 French productions or co-productions in the line up including the latest from Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Dernier Maquis, which has generated strong buzz and is a co-production with Algeria. There are four first films which are eligible for the Camera d'Or.

The Fortnight will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year and will host a special evening on May 18 that will include a screening of 40x15 by Olivier Jahan. The film will trace the Fortnight from its auspicious beginnings during the May 1968 uprisings through to today.

Opening film

Four Nights With Anna (Poland-France), dir: Jerzy Skolimowski

Closing film

The Pleasure Of Being Robbed (US), dir: Josh Safdie


Acne* (Uruguay-Argentina-Spain-Mexico), dir:Federico Veiroj

Aquele Querido Mes De Agosto (Portugal-France), dir: Miguel Gomes

Boogie (Romania), dir: Radu Muntean

Les Bureaux De Dieu (France), dir: Claire Simon

El Cant Dels Ocells (Spain), dir: Albert Serra

De La Guerre (France), dir: Bertrand Bonello

Dernier Maquis (France-Algeria), dir: Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche

Eldorado (Belgium-France), dir: Bouli Lanners

Eleve Libre (Belgium-France), dir: Joachim Lafosse

Liverpool (Argentina-France-Netherlands-Spain-Germany), dir: Lisandro Alonso

Monsieur Morimoto (France), dir: Nicola Sornaga

Knitting (China), dir: Yin Lichuan

Now Showing (Philippines, France), dir: Raya Martin

Il Resto Della Notte (Italy), dir: Francesco Munzi

Salamandra* (Argentina-France-Germany) dir: Pablo Aguero

Shultes* (Russia), dir: Bakur Bakuradze

Blind Lovers* (Slovakia), dir: Kiraj Lehotsky

Lonely Tune Of Tehran (Iran), dir: Saman Salour

Tony Manero (Chile-Brazil), dir: Pablo Larrain

Le Voyage Aux Pyrenees (France), dirs: Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu

Special Screenings

40x15 , dir: Olivier Jahan (France)

Milestones , dirs: Robert Kramer and John Douglas (US)

*denotes first film