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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Elena López Riera, Anna Hints & Lucie Borleteau Among Lucky 13 Shorts in Critics’ Week

2024 Cannes Film Festival: Elena López Riera, Anna Hints & Lucie Borleteau Among Lucky 13 Shorts in Critics’ Week

After unveiling their feature film line-up on Monday, now the spotlight is on the shorts this morning. La Semaine de la Critique aka Critics’ Week have a set of ten competition films (those filmmakers can workshop their eventual feature in their Next Step Programme) and a trio of shorts by established filmmakers make up the Special Screening triple bill. Smoke Sauna Sisterhood‘s Anna Hints teamed with Tushar Prakash for “Sauna Day” which flips the focus on the gender and looks at Southern Estonian men. Feature filmmaker Lucie Borleteau (Fidelio, Alice’s Odyssey) arrives with the teen tale about wanting a first kiss in “1996 ou les Malheurs de Solveig.” We also find “Las novias del Sur” – by Spanish filmmaker Elena López Riera. She premiered Directors’ Fortnight El agua in 2022. Here she looks at the end of a cycle — we find mature women talk about their wedding, their first time, their intimate relationship with sex and the filmmaker questions her own condition as an unmarried woman with no children. Here are the lucky 13:

Competition :
🇪🇹 Alazar – Beza Hailu Lemma
🇧🇷 The Girl and the Pot – Valentina Homem
🇵🇹 My Senses Are All I Have to Offer – Isadora Neves Marques
🇬🇷 Ce qu’on demande à une statue c’est qu’elle ne bouge pas – Daphné Hérétakis
🇲🇽 Ella se queda – Marinthia Gutiérrez Velazco
🇫🇷 Montsouris – Guil Sela
🇹🇷 Noksan – Cem Demirer
🇵🇭 Radikals – Arvin Belarmino
🇮🇹 Supersilly – Veronica Martiradonna
🇵🇱 Dancing in the corner – Jan Bujnowski

Special screening:
🇪🇸 Las novias del Sur – Elena López Riera
🇫🇷 1996 ou Les malheurs de Solveig – Lucie Borleteau
🇪🇪 Sauna Day – Anna Hints & Tushar Prakash

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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