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Cannes: Elle Driver adds Fourth Direction, new Téchiné, Puiu

11 May 2015 1:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Punjab-set drama Fourth Direction to premiere in Un Certain Regard.

Elle Driver has picked up Indian director Gurvinder Singh’s tense Punjab-set drama Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot) ahead of its premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.

Set in the Indian state of the Punjab at the height of the separatist Sikh uprising in the early 1980s, the film captures the atmosphere of fear and paranoia of the period and the impact of the violence on ordinary people.

Singh intertwines two loosely connect incidents, an attempt by two Hindu friends to get to the city of Amritsar, home to one of the holiest shrines in the Sikh religion, and a farmer who is told to put-down his barking dog.  

It is a second feature for Singh after his debut picture Alms for a Blind Horse, which premiered in Venice in 2011.

Elle Driver has strong links with India’s independent film scene, having previously »

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up For World Narrative Features Program

11 March 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This year’s World Narrative program brings an accessible universality to its international viewpoints and showcase a strong sense of familial locales, crises, and lone-wolf connective longing in a variety of styles. From two brothers surviving the Kentucky Civil War in Men Go To Battle to a wealthy eccentric who ingratiates himself with the family of his dead friend in Franny and The Survivalist’s struggle with post-apocalyptic self-preservation, the 12 stories and voices will resonate with discerning and diverse audiences.

“We were inspired by, and really admire the ambition and risk-taking of the filmmakers who are striving to capture the emotions and complexities of everyday life in this year’s submissions,” said Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director Tribeca Film Festival.

Let’s take a look at the slate for the World Narrative Features program:

The Adderall Diaries

Pamela Romanowsky (USA) – World Premiere

Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer »

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