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2024 Cannes Film Festival: Rúnar Rúnarsson, Céline Sallette, Jessica Palud & Emanuel Parvu in Final Add-Ons

2024 Cannes Film Festival: Rúnar Rúnarsson, Céline Sallette, Jessica Palud & Emanuel Parvu in Final Add-Ons

Today we’ve got a baker’s dozen thirteen added to the Cannes 2024 edition. We learned beforehand that Mohammad Rasoulof and Michel Hazanavicius we competition entries and one more title trickled in from Romanian actor/director Emanuel Parvu and his Trois kilomètres jusqu’à la fin du monde — a drama featuring Bogdan Dumitrache, Laura Vasiliu and Ciprian Chiujdea. This tells the story of Adi, a teenager from a village in the Danube Delta, who, through the efforts of his parents, studies in Tulcea. When the parents are confronted with a truth they are unable to understand, the unconditional love he should receive from them suddenly disappears, and Adi is left with only one solution.

The Un Certain Regard section is now capped off at 18 features with Rúnar Rúnarsson, Céline Sallette and Gints Zilbalodis being added to the section. Like Hazanavicius, Zilbalodis’ Flow is an animated feature from Latvia — here is the synopsis: The world seems to be coming to an end, teeming with the vestiges of a human presence. Cat is a solitary animal, but as its home is devastated by a great flood, he finds refuge on a boat populated by various species, and will have to team up with them despite their differences. In the lonesome boat sailing through mystical overflowed landscapes, they navigate the challenges and dangers of adapting to this new world. Rúnarsson’s When the Light Breaks will open the section on Wednesday May 15th and Sallette’s Niki is also included.

Sprinkled in the other sections we have the highly anticipated feature Maria by Jessica Palud and Vivre, Mourir, renaître by Gaël Morel landing in the Cannes Premiere section. No surprises in Arnaud Desplechin’s landing a spot in the Special Screenings sidebar with Spectateurs. We also find Oliver Stone‘s Lula, Tudor Giurgiu‘s Nasty and Lou Ye‘s docu An Unfinished Film in the section. Finally, Alexandre De La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte‘s Le comte de Monte-Cristo receives a Cannes splash before its domestic release.

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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