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After the Cannes Festival announced the films selected in its main competition, it is now time for the parallel exhibitions held on the other side of the Croisette, particularly the Filmmakers’ Fortnight and the Critic’s Week. The Critic’s Week, the oldest of the Cannes parallels created in 1962, has already unveiled the titles of its program for the year.

The Critic’s Week has become the leading parallel competition for first and second works by filmmakers from all over the world. Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen heads this year’s Jury, which also includes Canadian critic Ben Croll, French producer Sylvie Pialat, Belgian cinematographer Virginie Sourdough, and Rwandan actress Eliane Umuhi.

Out of over a thousand submissions, this year’s selection consists of 11 feature films, with 7 in competition and 4 in special screenings, with the short films set to be announced on April 18. The titles of the selected films are listed below.

‘Baby Brazil’ by Marcelo Caetano
‘Blue Sun Palace’ by Constance Tsang
‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ by Leonardo Van Dijl
‘Locust’ by KEFF
‘La Pampa’ by Antoine Chevrollier
‘The Brink of Dreams’ by Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir
‘Simon of the Mountain’ by Federico Luis Tachella

The special session films for the Critic’s Week 2024 include:

‘Ghost Trail’ by Jonathan Millet (opening film)
‘Across the Sea’ by Saïd Hamich Benlarbi
‘Queens of Drama’ by Alexis Langlois
‘Animale’ by Emma Benestan (closing film)

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