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Cannes Unveils 2024 Lineups for Directors’ Fortnight, Critics’ Week, and ACID

Cannes 2024 Directors Fortnight, Critics Week, and ACID Lineups

Following their main slate lineup announcement last week, the Cannes Film Festival has now announced the lineups for its 2024 Directors’ Fortnight, Critics Week, and ACID Lineups. Notable standouts include India Donaldson’s Sundance darling Good One (read our ND/NF review), the Christopher Abbott-led It Doesn’t Matter from James White writer/director Josh Mond, Tyler Taormina’s Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point starring Michael Cera, Matthew Rankin’s Universal Language, Carson Lund’s Eephus, and more.

The festival will take place from May 14 – May 25. See the lineups for each section below.

Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Feature Films:

Ma Vie Ma Gueule, Sophie Fillieres  (France) – opening film
A Son Image, Thierry de Peretti (France)
Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point, Tyler Taormina (USA)
Desert of Namibia, Yoko Yamanaka (Japan)
East of Noon, Hala Elkoussy (Egypt)
Eat the Night, Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel (France)
Eephus, Carson Lund (USA)
Gazer, Ryan J. Sloan (USA)
Ghost Cat Anzu, Yoko Kuno & Nobuhiro Yamashita (Japan)
Good One, India Donaldson (USA)
Mongrel, Chiang Wei Liang & You Qiao Yin (Taiwan)
Visiting Hours, Patricia Mazuy (France)
Savanna and the Mountain, Paulo Carneiro (Portugal)
Sister Midnight, Karan Kandhari (India)
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Hernan Rosselli (Argentina)
The Falling Sky, Eryk Rocha & Gabriela Carneiro de Cunha (Brazil)
The Hyperboreans, Cristobal Leo & Joaquin Cocina (Chile)
The Other Way Around, Jonas Trueba (Spain)
To a Land Unknown, Mahdi Fleifel (Palestine)
Universal Language, Matthew Rankin (Canada)
Plastic Guns, Jean-Christophe Meurisse (France) – closing film
Special screening: Histories D’Amerique: Food, Family, and Philosophy, Chantal Akerman (Belgium)

Short Films:

After the Sun, Rayane Mcirdi (France/Algeria)
Extremely Short, Totemo Mijaki (Japan)
Immaculata, Kim Lea Sakkal (Lebanon)
Les Meteos D’Antoine, Jules Follet (France)
Mulberry Fields, Mot Lan Dang Do (Vietnam)
Our Own Shadow, Augustina Sanchez Gavier (Argentina)
The Moving Garden, Ines Lima (Portugal)
Very Gentle Work, Nate Lavey (USA)
When the Land Runs Away, Frederico Lobo (Portugal)

Cannes Critics Week


Baby, Marcelo Caetano
Blue Sun Palace, Constance Tsang
The Brink of Dreams, Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir
Julie Keeps Quiet, Leonardo Van Dijl
Locust, KEFF
Block Pass, Antoine Chevrollier
Simon of the Mountain, Federico Luis

Special Screenings

Ghost Trail, Jonathan Millet (Opening Film)
Queens of Drama, Alexis Langlois
Across the Sea, Saïd Hamich Benlarbi
Animale, Emma Benestan (Closing Film)

Cannes ACID

A Fireland, Mona Convert (documentary, France)
Ce N’est Qu’un Au Revoir, Guillaume Brac (documentary, France)
Château Rouge, Helene Milano (documentary, France)
Fotogenico, Marcia Romano and Benoit Sabatier (fiction, France)
In Retreat, Maisam Ali (fiction, India/France)
It Doesn’t Matter, Josh Mond (fiction, U.S.A./France)
Kyuka – Before Summer’s End, Kostis Charamountanis (fiction, Greece/North Macedonia)
Mi Bestia, Camila Beltran (fiction, Colombia/France)
Most People Die on Sundays, Iair Said (fiction, Argentina/Italy/Spain)

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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