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Cleaning up Last Year’s Mess; Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2012 Poster

There will be competing blondes on the Croisette this May, and we ain’t talking about some of the random bimbos crawling out of the Nikki Beach parties. Marilyn Monroe plus birthday cake will be a regular sight and further down on the main, we have this Jean-Luc Cramatte photograph of what looks to be a Scandi-looking hipster blonde haired beauty in the wake of a nasty police house search, or if you want to read into what the committee might be thinking – the mess that was left over from the previous Quinzaine programmer (the 2011 edition was heavily criticized for its lack of punch). We look forward in seeing Edouard Waintrop unveil his first line-up.

Jean-Luc Cramatte la Quinzaine des réalisateurs Poster 2012

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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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