An 18-strong line-up of titles for the 48th Directors’ Fortnight (May 12-22), a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival run by the French Director’s Guild, has been announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop at a press conference in Paris this morning.
Opening the section is Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni), from six-time Palme d’Or nominated Italian director Marco Bellocchio. The film, based on a novel by Massimo Gramellini, stars Bérénice Bejo and Valerio Mastandrea, with sales handled by The Match Factory.
Closing Directors’ Fortnight is Dog Eat Dog, Paul Schrader’s film starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe that centres on three men fresh out of prison who attempt to adapt to civilian life. Arclight Films handles sales.
Overall, the titles