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Chainsaws & Drumsticks: Interview with the Quinzaine’s Edouard Waintrop

What first caught my attention when Edouard Waintrop announced the make-up of the 46th edition of the Directors’ Fortnight (also known as La Quinzaine) was the inclusion of Sundance titles and the noticeable support of the horror genre. Now in his 3rd year, I had a quick chat with the Artistic Director on his inclusion of Park City items’ Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and Damien Chazalle’s Whiplash and blood soaked items Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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