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Cannes 2013: line-up completed as Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week announce selections

First film in 20 years from Alejandro Jodorowsky, as Clio Barnard and Paul Wright fly flag for Britain

The line-up of this year's Cannes film festival is now complete after the announcement of the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week selections.

The Director's Fortnight has added 20 titles to its already-announced opener, The Congress, from Ari "Waltz With Bashir" Folman, a part-animated adaptation of Stanislaw "Solaris" Lem's sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress.

Highlights include La Danza de la Realidad, the first film for more than two decades from cult Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (best known for El Topo), and a complementary documentary, Jodorowsky's Dune, about the director's disastrous attempt to film Frank Herbert's giant novel. Two more Chilean directors, Sebastian Silva, with his Sundance hit Magic Magic, starring Michael Cera, and Marcela Said with The Summer of the Flying Fish, have had films selected alongside.

Directors Fortnight artistic director Edouard Waintrop has
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Milestone buys rights to Ophuls docu

Milestone buys rights to Ophuls docu
Milestone Film and Video has acquired all North American rights to Marcel Ophuls' 1994 documentary Veillees d'armes (The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime). Milestone co-founders Dennis Doros and Amy Heller said they will release the film theatrically in 40-50 cities, with a DVD to follow. Shot primarily in 1993 in Sarajevo, the former capital of Yugoslavia, the 243-minute film explores the ethical challenges of war reporting and the Western attitudes toward war.

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