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Top 20 Alternative Picks for Cannes 2013: Lynne Ramsay’s Swimmer

Swimmer – Lynne Ramsay

Section: Directors’ Fortnight

Buzz: Seeing that the wait time between films can be a lengthy one, We Need to Talk About Kevin director would be in the middle of lensing Jane Got a Gun, but since dropping out she took on jury duty for the Main Comp and is showing perhaps the most anticipated short film on the Croisette this year.

The Gist:The 16 minute short film, enters the mind of an endurance swimmer on a journey through Britain’s waterways, using sound and images to penetrate his thoughts, feelings, dreams, nightmares, memories, escape.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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