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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Claude Barras’ “Sauvages” & Paronnaud/Ducord’s “Into the Wonderwoods” Added!

2024 Cannes Film Festival: Claude Barras’ “Sauvages” & Paronnaud/Ducord’s “Into the Wonderwoods” Added!

The filmmakers of My Life as a Courgette and Persepolis are set to return to the big stage with their latest films as the Cannes Film Festival have pumped in the very last titles for the 2024 edition pumping a pair of animated films in the Screening for Young Audiences section and a quartet of premieres for Cinéma de la Plage section.

Not unlike the spotlight inclusion of Robot Dreams last year, Claude BarrasSauvages! is the tale of 11-year-old Kéria who lives with her father in the rural suburbs of the province of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. She’s an urban little girl who likes stylish haircuts and hip-hop music. Vincent Paronnaud teamed with Alexis Ducord (who premiered 2017’s animated tale Zombillénium in Cannes’ Special Screenings section) for Into the Wonderwoods (aka Angelo, Dans la forêt mystérieuse). This is about 10-year-old Angelo, an aspiring explorer, hits the road with his family to visit his beloved granny. When his distracted parents leave him behind at a rest stop, he is left to his own devices and decides to cut through the forest in search of his family. He then enters a mysterious world inhabited by strange and wonderful creatures, some friendlier than others…

Mixing the big screen and the beach, Buenos Aires based filmmaker Daniel Burman presents Transmitzvah. Shot in November of 2022 in Buenos Aires and Madrid, this stars Juan Minujin, Alejandro Awada, Alejandra Flechner, Carla Quevedo, Gustavo Bassani and trans actress Penélope Guerrero. Silex and the City by Jul is another animated addition. Veteran animation filmmaker Jean-François Laguionie presents Slocum et moi which is set in on July 1, 1895 and July 1, 1950 two time periods that look at a ship. Pierre begins construction of the replica of the “Spray” in the garden of his suburban house on the banks of the Marne. Lisa Azuelos and Thierry Teston add their docu My Way – which looks at the song — how it moved from artist to artist and became an anthem.

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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