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2018 Cannes: Un Certain Regard includes Golino’s Euphoria, Köhler’s In My Room & Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Un Certain Regard 2018

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2018 Cannes: Un Certain Regard includes Golino’s Euphoria, Köhler’s In My Room & Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

2018 Cannes: Un Certain Regard includes Golino’s Euphoria, Köhler’s In My Room & Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Aside from on the radar items of Valeria Golino‘s Euphoria, Ulrich Köhler‘s In My Room (#64 on our most anticipated World Cinema list) and Bi Gan‘s heavily tipped Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the 2018 edition Un Certain Regard line-up gives us an exotic bunch of offerings with almost half of the selections being directorial debuts/Camera d’Or hopefuls. A rare year without at least one Sundance carry over (Captain Fantastic – 2016, Wind River – 2017), we expect at least three more titles to be revealed in the weeks ahead.

Some curtain raisers items include Danish-Iranian director Ali Abbasi‘s fantasy sophomore feature called Border which he co-wrote with Sundance break-out filmmaker Isabella Eklöf (who we recently interviewed for Holiday). Delhi-based actress Nandita Das also embarked on her second feature titled Manto, the “unconventional” biopic stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui (who was a supporting player in The Lunchbox). Multi-disciplinarian (amazing photographer) Vanessa Filho benefitted from some star power in Marion Cotillard for her debut feature, Angel Face. After shoring up in Cannes 2016 with his Cinéfondation selected short, Greek-South African helmer Etienne Kallos also lands with his debut feature, The Harvesters. For better descriptions on all those titles, check out David Hudson lassoing the deets.

12:46 mark – UCR selections:

Border – Ali Abbasi (Sweden)
Sofia – Meyem Benm’Barek *
Little Tickles – Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer *
Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Bi Gan
Manto – Nandita Das
Sextape – Antoine Desrosières
Girl – Lukas Dhont (Belgium) *
Angel Face – Vanessa Filho (France) *
Euphoria – Valeria Golino
Friend – Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya)
My Favorite Fabric – Gaya Jiji (Syria) *
The Harvesters – Etienne Kallos (South Africa) *
In My Room – Ulrich Köhler
The Angel – Luis Ortega (Argentina)
The Gentle Indifference of the World – Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan)

*= Feature debut

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and 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. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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