After you have put in the honor the european cinema last year, the 58th Week of criticism will propose at Cannes 2019, on the French riviera, a rich selection of first films and works of art to inspiration is eclectic.

This parallel section of the international film Festival of Cannes will take place from 15 to 23 may, with a jury chaired by the director colombian Ciro Guerra’s Birds of passage , which is currently on the screen.

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Dedicated to the discovery of new talents, it only presents the first and second films. Out of the eleven selected, seven are in competition and four in the special session.

In this vintage are eight first films, like’ Abu Leila of the Algerian Amin Sidi-Boumédiène, and The miracle of the Holy unknown of the Moroccan Alaa Eddine Aljem. Two works that “in contrast with the type of productions that one can see” in the Maghreb and reflects a new generation that comes from the short film”, according to Charles Tesson, general delegate of semaine de la Critique. The first deals with the civil war in Algeria, while the second is a fable on religious tourism.

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Exploring other lands little known to the seventh art, the Critics ‘ Week also received the first film from Costa Rica as black Ash Sofia Quiros Ubeda and Guatemala as Nuestras madres of Caesar Diaz on the missing people of the dictatorship. The region will also be represented with the opening film: Litigante , the second feature film of the Colombian Franco Lolli ( Gente de bien ), presented as a portrait of a woman “in the vein of Pialat”.

France will be in competition with the animated film I lost my body by Jeremy Clapin, which explores many registers and tones: the fantastic, the poetic vision, the love story, almost horror film, stressed that Charles Tesson.

The jury will award three prizes

In the special session, the first two movies complement the French contingent: heroes never die Aude Léa Rapin, with Adèle Haenel, who talks about the war in Bosnia by a circuitous route, including a possible reincarnation. The actress will be present in two other selections, since we find it at the side of Jean Dujardin in The buck, opening of the Fortnight, but also in Portrait of the girl on fire, the new film by Céline Sciamma ( Birth of the octopus , Tomboy , girls Strip ) presented in competition of the official Selection of the Cannes film Festival.

You deserve a love , the first feature film of the actress Hafsia Herzi revealed by the director, franco-tunisian Abdelatif Kechiche is an exploration of the romantic relationships of young people. It will be the Week where a single feature-length anglo-saxon appears in the running: Vivarium . This second film of the Irishman Lorcan Finnegan plunges a young couple (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) in a closed-door fantastic.

In closing, you can find the first film of the Chinese Gu Xiaogang ( Dwelling in the Fuchun Olympics ), the beginning of a trilogy that recounts a family saga on the rhythm of nature and the life of a river.

After it was awarded to last year’s Diamantino , a pastiche on a football player in crisis, and Felix-Marital partner for her portrayal of a prostitute in Wild , the jury will award three prizes, including the Grand Prix Nespresso and a price for a player considered to be a revelation.

A presentation of the selection of the semaine de la Critique, 2019

trailer for Gente de bien of the Colombian Franco Lolli

A conversation cinéphilique between Céline Sciamma and Aude Léa Rapin