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His acolytes, of which there is a rabid group, will contend that his entire career is success after success, but it still feels safe to say Philippe Garrel‘s been on a roll of sorts in recent years. He’ll follow one of last year’s best pictures, In the Shadow of Women — which more of you can and should see right now — with the Cannes-bound L’amant d’un jour, or One Day Lover, in which his own daughter, Esther Garrel, plays a woman who returns home at the tail end of a failed relationship and finds that her father (Eric Caravaca) is dating a woman (Louise Chevillotte) her own age.
There goes a joke, said either affectionately or scornfully depending on the speaker, that Garrel often produces precisely what most assume is “French arthouse cinema” — black-and-white, gloomy, sex- and cigarette-filled, with musings on matters of the heart taking »
- Nick Newman
Baker, Nyoni, Jasper and Carpignano join Cannes veterans Denis, Ferrara, Dumont, Garrel and Gitai.Scroll Down For Full List
Tangerine director Sean Baker, the UK’s Rungano Nyoni and Italo-American film-maker Jonas Carpignano will be among the buzzed-about names premiering new works at the 49th edition of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year (18-28 May).
Artistic director Edouard Waintrop unveiled the eclectic selection, comprising 19 feature-length films and another 11 shorts, at a press conference at the Cinéma Le Grand Action in Paris on Thursday (20 April).
Read more: Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full
Opening And Closing Films
Us director Geremy Jasper’s debut feature Patti Cake$ - which world premiered at Sundance this year has been selected as the closing film.
It is one of two Sundance titles in this year’s selection »
2 items from 2017
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