We have officially unveiled our first round of titles with 20 films which were showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, and are now set to play at VIFF 2015. More details to come.
1) The Assassin (dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan). Winner, Best Director, Cannes 2015.
2) Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/Germany/France/Malaysia)
3) Chronic (Michel Franco, Mexico/France/USA) “A captivating work.”—Screen . Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes 2015.
4) Dheepan (dir. Jacques Audiard, France) Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes 2015.
5) Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Venezuela/ Argentina) “A soulful, strange and stunning discovery.”— indieWIRE. Winner, Art Cinema Award, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes.
6) Ice and the Sky (Luc Jacquet, France) “This is a powerful testament, and one that ought to have a considerable impact.”— The Guardian
7) In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel, France/Switzerland)
8) The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos,Greece/UK/Ireland/Netherlands /France) Prix du Jury, Cannes 2015.
9) The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé, France) Winner, Best Actor (Lindon), Cannes 2015.
10) Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke, China/Japan/France) “Exhilarating…”—Guardian
11) My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin, France) Winner, Prix SACD, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2015.
12) Nahid (Ida Panahandeh, Iran) Winner, Avenir Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2015.
13) Our Little Sister (Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan) “Meticulously shot and gracefully orchestrated…”Variety
14) Paulina (Santiago Mitre, Argentina/Brazil/France) Winner, Critics’ Week Grand Prix, Cannes 2015.
15) Rams (Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland/Denmark) Winner, Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2015.
16) Son of Saul (László Nemes, Hungary) “A bombshell debut…”— Film Comment magazine Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes 2015.
17) Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao, USA) “A heartfelt dramatized contemplation of life…”— The Hollywood Reporter
18) Standing Tall (Emmanuelle Bercot, France)
19) The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania) Winner, Talent Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2015.
20) Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes) “The Most Ambitious Movie At This Year’s Cannes Film Festival” – IndieWire