Directors' Fortnight, the independent parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival announced the lineup for its 50th edition, which includes several Latin American short and feature films, in stark contrast of the other section at the Cannes Film Festival which basically ignored the region in its programming.
The opening night film of this year's Directors Fortnight is the much anticipated Colombian film Birds of Passage / Pájaros de verano by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, the makers of the Oscar nominated film Embrace of the Serpent.
Three other feature films from Latin American will have their world premiere at the French Riviera: Cómprame un revólver / Buy Me a Gun by Guatemalan-Mexican filmmaker Julio Hernández Cordón, the Argentine film The Snatch Thief / El motoarrebatador by Agustín Toscano, and Los Silencios by Brazilian director Beatriz Signer. Additionally, Climax the most recent film by Argentine-born French director Gaspar Noé will also have its world premiere in this section.
Additionally Directors' Fortnight will host the world premiere of the short films Our Song to War de by the Colombian director Juanita Onzaga, O órfão / The Orphan by Brazilian director Carolina Markowicz, Skip Day by Patrick Bresnan and Brazilian-born director Ivette Lucas, and the Colombian set Las cruces by Nicolas Boone.
The 50th edition of Directors' Fortnight will take place from Wednesday, May 9 through Saturday, May 19 in Cannes, France.