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Critics' Week, Latin beat at Cannes

26 April 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

PARIS -- The 46th Festival de Cannes International Critics' Week will offer a taste of Latin America with a French twist, judging from today's unveiling of the sidebar's lineup.

With 13 first films competing for the Camera d'Or, and 14 directorial debuts among the 16 total features selected, "we're really fulfilling our mission to discover tomorrow's cinema," Critics' Week artistic director Jean-Christophe Berjon said. "We're here to promote research, new forms and new talents. We want to show good films from promising filmmakers. It's OK if a film isn't perfect."

The sidebar kicks off May 17 with France's "Heros" (Heroes), Bruno Merle's debut film starring Gallic comedian Michael Youn in an atypically serious role as a man responsible for warming up the audience on the set of a TV show who ends up kidnapping a famous singer.

Mexican actor-turned-helmer Gael Garcia Bernal, the sidebar's ambassador, will present his first turn in the director's chair, "Deficit", a drama centering on a family gathering where different social classes clash.

"Gael was an obvious choice", Berjon said. "He's a young actor who has worked on almost every continent, an actor who has surpassed his role as an actor because he produces, he distributes, he really works hard to promote cinema education in Mexico, he invests himself in film, he experiments.

"The idea is that a director who starts his career at Critics' Week will come back once he or she has made it and support younger filmmakers who are just starting out. This allots a large amount of exchange for the young directors -- with the guest of honor, with each other, and with the public. It's not just coming with a film, trying to sell it and leaving."

Lina Chamie will represent Brazil with her second feature, "A via lactea" (The Milky Way), about a couple who have a violent phone conversation and agree to meet -- except that the city of Sao Paulo comes between them. »

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Critics' Week, Latin beat at Cannes

26 April 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

PARIS -- The 46th Festival de Cannes International Critics' Week will offer a taste of Latin America with a French twist, judging from today's unveiling of the sidebar's lineup.

With 13 first films competing for the Camera d'Or, and 14 directorial debuts among the 16 total features selected, "we're really fulfilling our mission to discover tomorrow's cinema," Critics' Week artistic director Jean-Christophe Berjon said. "We're here to promote research, new forms and new talents. We want to show good films from promising filmmakers. It's OK if a film isn't perfect."

The sidebar kicks off May 17 with France's "Heros" (Heroes), Bruno Merle's debut film starring Gallic comedian Michael Youn in an atypically serious role as a man responsible for warming up the audience on the set of a TV show who ends up kidnapping a famous singer.

Mexican actor-turned-helmer Gael Garcia Bernal, the sidebar's ambassador, will present his first turn in the director's chair, "Deficit", a drama centering on a family gathering where different social classes clash.

"Gael was an obvious choice", Berjon said. "He's a young actor who has worked on almost every continent, an actor who has surpassed his role as an actor because he produces, he distributes, he really works hard to promote cinema education in Mexico, he invests himself in film, he experiments.

"The idea is that a director who starts his career at Critics' Week will come back once he or she has made it and support younger filmmakers who are just starting out. This allots a large amount of exchange for the young directors -- with the guest of honor, with each other, and with the public. It's not just coming with a film, trying to sell it and leaving."

Lina Chamie will represent Brazil with her second feature, "A via lactea" (The Milky Way), about a couple who have a violent phone conversation and agree to meet -- except that the city of Sao Paulo comes between them. »

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Critics' Week, Latin beat at Cannes

26 April 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

PARIS -- The 46th Festival de Cannes International Critics' Week will offer a taste of Latin America with a French twist, judging from today's unveiling of the sidebar's lineup.

With 13 first films competing for the Camera d'Or, and 14 directorial debuts among the 16 total features selected, "we're really fulfilling our mission to discover tomorrow's cinema," Critics' Week artistic director Jean-Christophe Berjon said. "We're here to promote research, new forms and new talents. We want to show good films from promising filmmakers. It's OK if a film isn't perfect."

The sidebar kicks off May 17 with France's "Heros" (Heroes), Bruno Merle's debut film starring Gallic comedian Michael Youn in an atypically serious role as a man responsible for warming up the audience on the set of a TV show who ends up kidnapping a famous singer.

Mexican actor-turned-helmer Gael Garcia Bernal, the sidebar's ambassador, will present his first turn in the director's chair, "Deficit", a drama centering on a family gathering where different social classes clash.

"Gael was an obvious choice", Berjon said. "He's a young actor who has worked on almost every continent, an actor who has surpassed his role as an actor because he produces, he distributes, he really works hard to promote cinema education in Mexico, he invests himself in film, he experiments.

"The idea is that a director who starts his career at Critics' Week will come back once he or she has made it and support younger filmmakers who are just starting out. This allots a large amount of exchange for the young directors -- with the guest of honor, with each other, and with the public. It's not just coming with a film, trying to sell it and leaving."

Lina Chamie will represent Brazil with her second feature, "A via lactea" (The Milky Way), about a couple who have a violent phone conversation and agree to meet -- except that the city of Sao Paulo comes between them. »

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