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Director Michel Gondry's new film, "The We & the I," will kick off the 2012 Director's Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival.
In addition to the impressive slate of films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the town in southern France will once again host the Director's Fortnight, started in 1968 "to aid filmmakers and contribute to their discovery by the critics and audiences alike."
Michel Gondry, whose last film, "The Green Hornet," left almost everyone feeling disappointed, will kick off the Director's Fortnight with a screening of "The We & The I." The film was shot in the Bronx, and follows a group of kids taking the bus home on the last day of school.
Other notable films include Rodney Ascher's "Room 237," a documentary that looks at Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and its hidden meanings, as well as "Sightseers," a comedy about a camping trip gone wrong from from director Ben Wheatley.
Here's the complete line-up:
3 / by Pablo Stoll Ward (Uruguay, Allemagne, Argentine / Uruguay, Germany, Argentina)
Adieu Berthe / by Bruno Podalydès (France)
Alyah / by Elie Wajeman (France) – Caméra d’or
Camille redouble / by Noémie Lvovsky (France)
Dae gi eui wang / The King of Pigs / by Yeun Sang-Ho (Corée du Sud / South Korea) – Caméra d’or
Dangerous Liaisons / by Hur Jin-Ho (Chine / China)
El Taaib / Le Repenti / by Merzak Allouache (Algérie / Algeria)
Ernest et Célestine / by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner (France, Belgique, Luxembourg / France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
Fogo / by Yulene Olaizola (Mexique, Canada)
Gangs of Wasseypur / by Anurag Kashyap (Inde / India)
Infancia clandestina/ Enfance clandestine / by Benjamin Ávila (Argentine, Espagne, Brésil / Argantina, Spain, Brazil)
La noche enfrente / La Nuit d’en face / by Raoul Ruiz (France, Chili / France, Chile)
La Sirga / by William Vega (Colombie, France, Mexique / Colombia, France, Mexico) – Caméra d’or
No / by Pablo Larraín (Chili, Etats-Unis / Chile, USA)
Opération Libertad / by Nicolas Wadimoff (Suisse, France / Switzerland, France)
Rengaine / Hold Back / by Rachid Djaidani (France) – Caméra d’or
Room 237 / by Rodney Ascher (Etats-Unis / USA) – Caméra d’or
Sightseers / by Ben Wheatley (Royaume Uni / United Kingdom)
Sueño y silencio / by Jaime Rosales (Espagne / Spain)
The We and the I / by Michel Gondry (Etats-Unis / USA)
Yek Khanévadéh-e Mohtaram / Une famille respectable / A Respectable Family / by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)- Caméra d’or