Asia Pacific cinema at Cannes Film Festival

Set to open on 8 May, the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival features a powerful line-up of Asia Pacific cinema. From directors to editors, cinematographers to producers, we are thrilled to see a diverse range of our veteran and up-and-coming APSA Academy members represented both in and out of competition. APSA extends our congratulations to all selected.

Below are some of the highly-anticipated titles to show at Cannes:

OPENING NIGHT

Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi)

COMPETITION

Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)
Stars APSA Academy Member Liao FanNominated Best Performance by an Actor (2014) and APSA Academy Member Feng Xiaogang winner of Achievement in Directing (2016) and Best Feature Film (2010) . Produced by APSA Academy Member Ren Zhonglun  winner of Best Feature Film (2010).

At War (Stéphane Brizé)

Ayka (Sergey Dvortsevoy)
Recipient of MPA APSA Academy Film Fund for this project. Member of International Jury (2010). Winner Best Feature Film (2008), Nominated Achievement in Directing

Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
Recipient of MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2010 for this project. APSA Academy Member. Winner Best Feature Film (2007).

Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)
APSA Academy Member. Nominated for Best Feature Film and Achievement in Directing (2007).

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Dogman (Matteo Garrone)

Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)
Produced by APSA Academy Member Didar Domehri – Nominated Best Children’s Feature Film (2011), starring APSA Academy Member Golshifteh Farahani – Nominated Best Performance by an Actress (2009 & 2013). Co-Produced by APSA Academy Member Vladimer Katcharava, winner of Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO (2017) and Recipient of MPA APSA Academy Film Fund (2017).

The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)

The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Recipient of MPA APSA Academy Film Fund for this project. Winner Achievement in Directing (2011 & 2014).

Lazzaro Felice (Alice Rohrwacher)

Leto AKA Summer (Kirill Serebrennikov)
APSA Academy Member. Nominated Best Feature Film (2016). 

Netemo Sametemo AKA Asako I & II (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
APSA Academy Member. Winner Best Screenplay (2016).

Shoplifters (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
APSA Academy Member. Nominated for Achievement in Directing and Best Screenplay (2017), Achievement in Directing and Best Feature (2013), Best Children’s Feature Film (2012).

Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)

Three Faces (Jafar Panahi)
APSA Academy Member. International Jury Member (2007). Recipient MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2014.

Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)

Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky)
Produced by APSA Academy Member Mohamed Hefzy – winner Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO 2015.

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
APSA Academy Member. Special Mention – Young Cinema Award (2016). Stars APSA Academy Member Tang Wei – Nominated Best Performance by an Actress (2014).

Angel Face (Vanessa Filho)

Border (Ali Abbasi)

El Angel (Luis Ortega)

Euphoria (Valeria Golino)

Friend (Wanuri Kahiu)

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Adilkhan Yerzhanov)
APSA Academy Member. International Jury Member (2017). Nominated for Best Feature Film (2014). Winner APSA NETPAC Development Prize (2013).

Girl (Lukas Dhont)

The Harvesters (Etienne Kallos)

In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)

Little Tickles (Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer)

Manto (Nandita Das)*
Stars APSA Academy Member Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Special Mention for Best Performance by an Actor (2016).

My Favorite Fabric (Gaya Jiji)
Executive Produced by APSA Academy Member Laurent Lavole – Winner Best Children’s Feature Film (2009).

Sextape AKA On Your Knees, Guys (Antoine Desrosières)

Sofia (Meyem Benm’Barek)

OUT OF COMPETITION

Le Grand Bain (Gilles Lellouche)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS 

Arctic (Joe Penna)

Gongjak AKA The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-Bin)
APSA Academy Member. High Commendation Best Feature Film (2012).

SPECIAL SCREENINGS 

Dead Souls (Wang Bing)

La Traversée (Romain Goupil)

O Grande Circo Místico (Carlo Diegues)

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word (Wim Wenders)

The State Against Mandela and the Others (Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte)

10 Years in Thailand (Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an APSA Academy Member – Winner Best Feature Film (2015).

To the Four Winds (Michel Toesca)

 

 

 

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