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Anurag Kashyap's GANGS OF WASSEYPUR in Cannes

April 25, 2012 12:11:00 PM IST
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
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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) - Première mondiale* - Opening Film

CAMILLE REDOUBLE/by Noémie Lvovsky (France) - Première mondiale - Closing Film

3 DE/by Pablo Stoll Ward (Uruguay, Allemagne, Argentine / Uruguay, Germany, Argentina) - Première international**

ADIEU BERTHE - L'ENTERREMENT DE MÈMÈ / GRANNY'S FUNERAL / by Bruno Podalydès (France) - Première mondiale

ALYAH/by Elie Wajeman (France) - Caméra d'or - Première mondiale

DAE GI EUI WANG / THE KING OF PIGS/by Yeun Sang-Ho (Corée du Sud / South Korea) - Caméra d'or - Première Internationale

DANGEROUS LIAISONS / by Hur Jin-Ho (Chine / China) - Première mondiale

EL TAAIB / LE REPENTI / by Merzak Allouache (Algérie / Algeria) - Première mondiale

ERNEST ET CÈLESTINE / by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner (France, Belgique, Luxembourg / France, Belgium, Luxembourg) - Première mondiale

FOGO / by Yulene Olaizola (Mexique, Canada / Mexico, Canada) - Première mondiale

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR / by Anurag Kashyap (Inde / India) - Première mondiale

INFANCIA CLANDESTINA / ENFANCE CLANDESTINE / by Benjamin Ávila (Argentine, Espagne, Brésil / Argantina, Spain, Brazil) - Première mondiale

LA NOCHE DE ENFRENTE / LA NUIT D'EN FACE / by Raoul Ruiz (France, Chili / France, Chile) - Première mondiale - Séance spéciale

LA SIRGA / by William Vega (Colombie, France, Mexique / Colombia, France, Mexico) - Caméra d'or - Première mondiale

NO / by Pablo LarraÍn (Chili, Etats-Unis / Chile, USA) - Première mondiale

OPÈRATION LIBERTAD / by Nicolas Wadimoff (Suisse, France / Switzerland, France) - Première mondiale

RENGAINE / HOLD BACK / by Rachid Djaïdani (France) - Caméra d'or - Première mondiale

ROOM 237 / by Rodney Ascher (Etats-Unis / USA) - Caméra d'or - Première internationale

SIGHTSEERS / TOURISTES! / by Ben Wheatley (Royaume Uni / United Kingdom) - Première mondiale - Séance spéciale

SUEÑO Y SILENCIO / by Jaime Rosales (Espagne, France / Spain, France) - Première mondiale

YEK KHANÈVADÈH-E MOHTARAM / UNE FAMILLE RESPECTABLE / A RESPECTABLE FAMILY / by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)- Caméra d'or - Première mondiale


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

RODRI / by Franco Lolli (France)

KÖNIGSBERG / by Philipp Mayrhofer (France)

PORCOS RAIVOSOS / PORCS ENRAGÈS / ENRAGED PIGS DE / by Leonardo Sette et Isabel Penoni (Brésil / 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 Pavlátová (France, République tchèque / France, Czech Republic)

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

WRONG COPS / by Quentin Dupieux (France)

*World premiere ** International premiere

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


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