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Cannes: Acid unveils 2015 showcase

23 April 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Patrick Wang’s The Grief of Others set for international premiere in the selection.

France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (Acid) has unveiled the line-up for its 22nd Cannes showcase, running May 14-23.

The initiative aimed at giving greater visibility to up and coming, indie filmmakers will screen nine works – five of them first features and six of them without a distributor.

They include Us filmmaker Patrick Wang’s The Grief of Others, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year.

An adaptation of Leah Hager Cohen’s novel about a family who come to terms with the recent loss of a baby through the arrival of a pregnant, teenager stepdaughter in their care, it is Wang’s second film after the much-praised In the Family.

Paris-based Ed Distribution has just acquired the film for France.

Launched in 1993, Acid’s Cannes showcase has put the spotlight on more than 200 works on the Croisette including early works »

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Berlin 2015: Maddin’s Forbidden Room to open Forum

15 January 2015 3:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Experimental strand to open with Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room

The Berlinale (Feb 5-15) has unveiled the line-up for its 45th Forum strand, comprising 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres and 10 international premieres.

The programme includes avant garde, experimental works, essays, long-term observations and political reportage.

Canadian director Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room will open this year’s programme. The film’s numerous plotlines are inspired by real, imaginary and photographic memories of films from the silent era, using a half-damaged nitrate print aesthetic in homage.

Films of the 45th Forum

Abaabi ba boda boda (The Boda Boda Thieves) by Yes! That’s Us,

Uganda / South Africa / Kenya / Germany - Wp

Al-wadi (The Valley) by Ghassan Salhab, Lebanon / France / Germany

Balikbayan #1 (Memories of Overdevelopment Redux) by Kidlat Tahimik, The Philippines - Wp

Beira-Mar (Seashore) by Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon, Brazil - Wp

Ben Zaken by Efrat Corem, Israel - IP[p »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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