The Florida Project has been included in The Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. The section, which runs parallel to Cannes’ Official Selection, was announced Thursday and will see Tangerine director Sean Baker touch down with his newest and anticipated pic The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe. The film tells the story of a group of young kids whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Directors’ Fortnight, which has been under the artistic directorship of Edouard Waintrop since 2012, does not have a jury but prizes are awarded from various associations including the international critics’ FIPRESCI prize, Art Cinema Award, SACD Prize, Europa Cinemas Label and illy Prize. All first time filmmakers featured in Cannes competition categories are eligible to win the Camera d’Or.

FEATURE FILMS

Un Beau Soleil Interieur, dir. Claire Denis – Opening Night Film
A Ciambra, dir. Jonas Carpignano
Alive in France, dir. Abel Ferrara
L’Amant D’Un Jour, dir. Philippe Garrel
Bushwick, dir. Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott
Cuori Puri, dir. Roberto De Paolis*
The Florida Project, dir. Sean Baker
Frost, dir. Sharunas Bartas
I Am Not A Witch, dir. Rungano Nyoni*
Jeannette, L’Enfance De Jeanne D’Arc, dir Bruno Dumont
L’Intrusa, dir. Leonardo Di Costanzo
La Defensa Del Dragon, dir Natalia Santa*
Marlina Si Pembunuh Dalam Empat Babak, dir. Mouly Surya
Mobile Homes, dir. Vladimir de Fontenay
Nothingwood, dir. Sonia Kronlund*
Otez-Moi D’Un Doute, dir. Carine Tardieu
The Rider, dir. Chloe Zhao
West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisted), dir Amos Gitai
Patti Cake$, dir. Geremy Jasper* — Closing Night Film

SHORT FILMS

Aua Mole, dir. Laura Goncalves & Alexandra Ramires
La Bouche, dir. Camilo Restrepo
Copa-Loca, dir. Christus Massalas
Creme De Menthe, dir. David Philippe Gagne & Jean-Marc E. Roy
Farpoes, Baliios, dir. Marta Mateus
Min Bord, dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Nada, dir. Gabriel Martins
Retour A Genoa City, dir. Benoit Grimalt
Tijuana Tales, dir. Jean-Charles Hue
Tresnje (Cherries), dir Dubravka Turic


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