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Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR in Cannes

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The Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, like the Critics Week, is an important parallel section that compliments the official programme of Festival de Cannes. In the past it has discovered great filmmaking talent like Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, Chantal Akerman, Spike Lee, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Sofia Coppola, Robert Bresson, Manoel de Oliveira, Stephen Frears, Jerzy Skolimowski, William Friedkin, Francis Ford Coppola… among others.

Anurag Kashyap’s 6 hours long two parts saga of Dhanbad’s coal mafia GANGS OF WASSEYPUR will have its world premiere in the 2012 selection of the Directors’ Fortnight. This is the first film by the well-known Indian director in any of the Cannes’ official programmes though he is quite well-known in the international film festival circuits.


There will be 21 feature films, including 2 documentaries, and two short film programmes in the section.


THE WE AND THE I/by Michel Gondry (Etats-Unis / USA) – Premi?re mondiale* – Opening Film

CAMILLE REDOUBLE/by No?mie Lvovsky (France) – Premi?re mondiale – Closing Film

3 DE/by Pablo Stoll Ward (Uruguay, Allemagne, Argentine / Uruguay, Germany, Argentina) – Premi?re international**

ADIEU BERTHE – L’ENTERREMENT DE M?M? / GRANNY’S FUNERAL / by Bruno Podalyd?s (France) – Premi?re mondiale

ALYAH/by Elie Wajeman (France) – Cam?ra d’or ? Premi?re mondiale

DAE GI EUI WANG / THE KING OF PIGS/by Yeun Sang-Ho (Cor?e du Sud / South Korea) – Cam?ra d’or – Premi?re Internationale

DANGEROUS LIAISONS / by Hur Jin-Ho (Chine / China) – Premi?re mondiale

EL TAAIB / LE REPENTI / by Merzak Allouache (Alg?rie / Algeria) – Premi?re mondiale

ERNEST ET C?LESTINE / by St?phane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner (France, Belgique, Luxembourg / France, Belgium, Luxembourg) – Premi?re mondiale

FOGO / by Yulene Olaizola (Mexique, Canada / Mexico, Canada) – Premi?re mondiale

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR / by Anurag Kashyap (Inde / India) – Premi?re mondiale

INFANCIA CLANDESTINA / ENFANCE CLANDESTINE / by Benjamin ?vila (Argentine, Espagne, Br?sil / Argantina, Spain, Brazil) – Premi?re mondiale

LA NOCHE DE ENFRENTE / LA NUIT D’EN FACE / by Raoul Ruiz (France, Chili / France, Chile) – Premi?re mondiale ? S?ance sp?ciale

LA SIRGA / by William Vega (Colombie, France, Mexique / Colombia, France, Mexico) – Cam?ra d’or – Premi?re mondiale

NO / by Pablo Larra?n (Chili, Etats-Unis / Chile, USA) – Premi?re mondiale

OP?RATION LIBERTAD / by Nicolas Wadimoff (Suisse, France / Switzerland, France) – Premi?re mondiale

RENGAINE / HOLD BACK / by Rachid Dja?dani (France) – Cam?ra d’or – Premi?re mondiale

ROOM 237 / by Rodney Ascher (Etats-Unis / USA) – Cam?ra d’or – Premi?re internationale

SIGHTSEERS / TOURISTES! / by Ben Wheatley (Royaume Uni / United Kingdom) – Premi?re mondiale – S?ance sp?ciale

SUE?O Y SILENCIO / by Jaime Rosales (Espagne, France / Spain, France) – Premi?re mondiale

YEK KHAN?VAD?H-E MOHTARAM / UNE FAMILLE RESPECTABLE / A RESPECTABLE FAMILY / by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)- Cam?ra d’or – Premi?re mondiale


AVEC JEFF, ? MOTO / WITH JEFF / by Marie-Eve Juste (Canada)

RODRI / by Franco Lolli (France)

K?NIGSBERG / by Philipp Mayrhofer (France)

PORCOS RAIVOSOS / PORCS ENRAG?S / ENRAGED PIGS DE / by Leonardo Sette et Isabel Penoni (Br?sil / Brazil)

OS VIVOS TAMBEM CHORAM / LES VIVANTS PLEURENT AUSSI DE / by Basil da Cunha (Suisse, Portugal / Switzerland, Portugal)


PORTRET Z PAMIECI / DRAWN FROM MEMORY / by Marcin Bortkiewicz (Pologne / Poland)

THE CURSE / by Fyzal Boulifa (Royaume Uni, Maroc / United Kingdom, Morrocco)

TRAM / by Michaela Pavl?tov? (France, R?publique tch?que / France, Czech Republic)

OS MORTOS-VIVOS / LES MORTS-VIVANTS / THE LIVING DEAD / by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Br?sil / Brazil)

WRONG COPS / by Quentin Dupieux (France)

*World premiere ** International premiere

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)

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