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Mélanie Laurent's 'Breathe' & More Headed To Cannes Critics' Week

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

With the Cannes Film Festival lineup now out of the bag, it's time for the sidebars to do their thing, and Cannes Critics' Week has kicked things off today by unveiling their slate of films. The sidebar tends to focus on less established names, but on cinematic voices that could make an impact in years to come. So even if you don't know these filmmakers yet, chances are you soon will.
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Aloft, Melanie Laurent

With the Cannes Film Festival lineup now out of the bag, it's time for the sidebars to do their thing, and Cannes Critics' Week has kicked things off today by unveiling their slate of films. The sidebar tends to focus on less established names, but on cinematic voices that could make an impact in years to come. So even if you don't know these filmmakers yet, chances are you soon will.

But that's not say there won't be any stars. Mélanie Laurent's sophomore directorial feature "Breathe" will play Out Of Competition at the Critics' Week. Based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme, Laurent co-wrote the film with Julien Lambroschini that stars Lou de Laâgeand and Joséphine Japy as two teenage girls whose abusive friendship turns deadly. 

Andrea Arnold heads up the jury this year, with Cannes Critics' Week running from May 15-23. Check out the lineup and official poster below.

COMPETITION

Darker Than Midnight Sebastiano Riso

Gente de Bien Franco Lolli

Hope Boris Lojkine

It Follows David Robert Mitchell

Self Made Shira Geffen

The Tribe Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

When Animals Dream Jonas Alexander Arnby

OUT OF COMPETITION

Breathe Mélanie Laurent

The Kindergarten Teacher Nadav Lapid

Hippocrate Thomas Lilti

SHORT AND MID-LENGTH FILMS

Young Lions of Gypsy Jonas Carpignano

Goodnight Cinderella Carlos Conceicao

The Chicken Una Gunjak

Back Alley Cecile Ducrocq

Crocodile Gaelle Denis

Les fleuves m'ont laissée descendre où je voulais Laurie de Lassale

Little Brother Remi St-Michel

Safari Gerardo Herrero

TrueLoveStory Gitanjali Rao

A Blue Room Tomasz Siwinski

Cannes Critics' Week Poster



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