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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Josh Mond, Camila Beltrán & Guillaume Brac Drop ACID

2024 Cannes Film Festival: Josh Mond, Camila Beltrán & Guillaume Brac Drop ACID

With the likes of Maciek Hamela’s documentary In the Rearview and Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film Chicken for Linda!, 2023 turned out to be an epic edition for the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema) section. Both of those films rocked the Croisette and landed international accolades with their fest runs. so with a more watchful eye on yesterday’s announcement. A firm line-up of nine feature films includes the surprise sophomore item by James White filmmaker Josh Mond — his It Doesn’t Matter stars Christopher Abbott and Jay Will in a drama revolving around the redemptive relationship between a lost man from Staten Island and a young filmmaker. The other item that we felt strongly about as a Croisette possibility is Camila Beltrán‘s debut Mi Bestia which is set in Bogotá in 1996, the film follows a 13 year-old girl grappling with adolescence as everyone around her grows frightened of an approaching red moon lunar eclipse said to bring the devil to earth.

ACID 2024 line-up

A Fireland – Mona Convert (France)
Ce n’est pas qu’un revoir – Guillaume Brac (France)
Chateau Rouge – Hélène Milano (France)
Fotogenico – Marcia Romano and Benoit Sabatier (France)
In Retreat – Maisam Ali (India, France)
It Doesn’t Matter – Josh Mond (U.S., France)
Kyuka – Before Summer’s End – Kostis Charamountanis (Greece, North Macedonia)
Mi Bestia – Camila Beltrán (Colombia, France)
Most People Die On Sundays – Iair Said (Argentina, Italy, Spain)

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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