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Cannes 2014 Directors' Fortnight Lineup Includes 'Whiplash,' New Films by Boorman, Wiseman and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 22, 2014 at 11:39AM

After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest.
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash'
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash'

After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest. 

Notably, two films that bowed at Sundance have made the cut, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," starring Miles Teller as a talented young drummer driven mad by his relentless and cruel teacher, J.K. Simmons; and Jim Mickle's Southern thriller, "Cold in July," starring Michael C. Hall. (A trailer for the latter recently dropped; watch it here.)

Bruno Dumont's procedural "Li'l Quinquin" is part of the lineup, as is John Boorman's latest (his first feature in eight years), "Queen and Country," and a new Frederick Wiseman doc "The National Gallery."

Full lineup below:

Special Screenings

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tobe Hooper

Li’l Quinquin Bruno Dumont

Feature Competition

Halleluiah Fabrice Du Welz (Belgium/France)

Next to Her Asaf Korman (Israel)

Catch Me Daddy Daniel Wolfe (UK)

Cold in July Jim Mickle (USA)

Fighters Thomas Cailley (France)

Gett Le Proces de Viviane Amsalem Ronit and Shlomi El Kabetz (Israel, France, Germany)

Tale of Princess Kaguya Isao Takahata (Japan)

A Hard Day Seong-Hun Kim (South Korea)

Eat Your Bones Jean-Charles Hue (France)

National Gallery Frederick Wiseman (France/USA)

Pride Matthew Warchus (UK)

Queen and Country John Boorman (UK)

Refugiado Diego Lerman (Argentina, France, Germany)

These Final Hours Zach Hilditch (Australia)

Tu Dors Nicole Stephane Lafleur (Canada)

Whiplash Damien Chazelle (USA)

Short Films Category

8 Bullets Frank Ternier (France)

The Revolution Hunter Margarida Rego (Portugal)

Cambodia 2099 Davy Chou (France)

In August Jenna Hasse (Switzerland)

Fragments Aga Woszczynska (Poland)

Guy Moquet Demis Herenger (France)

Jutra Marie-Jose Saint-Pierre (Canada)

Man on the Chair Dahee Jeong (France/South Korea)

Heartless Nara Normande and Tiao Tiao (Brazil)

Torn Elmar Imanov and Engin Kundag (Azerbaijan)

It Can Pass Through the Wall Radu Jude (Romania) 

This article is related to: Festivals, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.