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New Films By John Boorman, Frederick Wiseman, Bruno Dumont & More Set For Cannes Directors' Fortnight

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Cannes Film Festival lineup now has been revealed, the Cannes Critics' Week unfurled their slate and today, the Cannes Directors' Fortnight has lifted the curtain on what they'll be presenting in the south of France next month. And as per usual, it's a mix of arthouse names, established veterans and rising newcomers.
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Queen And Country

The Cannes Film Festival lineup now has been revealed, the Cannes Critics' Week unfurled their slate and today, the Cannes Directors' Fortnight has lifted the curtain on what they'll be presenting in the south of France next month. And as per usual, it's a mix of arthouse names, established veterans and rising newcomers.

The biggest title in the mix is "Queen And Country," the first feature film in eight years from director John Boorman. It's a sequel to his autobiographical 1987 film "Hope & Glory" (which earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director), and follows the now 18 year-old Bill Rowan (played by Caleb Landry Jones), who is sent to fight against the Chinese in the Korean war. David Thewlis, Tamsin Egerton, and Richard E. Grant co-star.

Meanwhile, Frederick Wiseman has completed yet another documentary, "The National Gallery," about the museum in London. And Bruno Dumont, usually known for his slow moving, intense dramas, has headed to TV and will be presenting "Li’l Quinquin," his miniseries police procedural, in its entirety.

Lastly, making the jump from other festivals to Cannes, is Jim Mickle's Texan noir "Cold In July" which premiered in Sundance, Tobe Hooper's restored "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" which unspooled at SXSW, and the Miles Teller starring jazz drumming drama "Whiplash" that also took a bow in Park City. Full lineup below.

OPENING FILMBande De Files, dir: Céline Sciamma
CLOSING FILMPride, Matthew Warchus

FEATURES
Alleluia, dir: Fabrice Du Welz
Catch Me Daddy, Daniel Wolfe
Next To Her, dir: Asaf Korman
Cold In July, dir: Jim Mickle
Fighters, dir: Thomas Cailley
Gett — The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem, dir: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Kaguya-Hime No Monogatari, dir: Isao Takahata
Eat Your Bones, dir: Jean-Charles Hue
A Hard Day, dir: Seong-Hun Kim
National Gallery, dir: Frederick Wiseman
Queen And Country, dir: John Boorman
Refugiado, dir: Diego Lerman
These Final Hours, dir: Zach Hilditch
Tu Dors Nicole, dir: Stéphane Lafleur
Whiplash, dir: Damien Chazelle

SPECIAL SCREENING
Li’l Quinquin, dir: Bruno Dumont
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dir: Tobe Hooper (4K restoration)

SHORT FILMS
Fragments, dir: Aga Woszczynska
In August, dir: Jenna Hasse
Cambodia 2099, dir: Davy Chou
The Revolution Hunter, dir: Margarida Rego
8 Bullets, dir: Frank Ternier
It Can Pass Through The Wall, dir: Radu Jude
Torn, dirs: Elmar Imanov & Engin Kundag
Heartless, dirs: Nara Normande & Tião Tiao
Man On The Chair, dir: Dahee Jeong
Jutra, dir: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Guy Moquet, dir: Demis Herenger

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