Cannes 2013: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Leads Critics' Week Sidebar

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



With much speculation that David Lowery's Sundance crimer Ain't Them Bodies Saints would sneak into a top spot at Cannes, there were a few raised eyebrows when the film was absent from the announcement last week. Never fear Riveiera-goers, the Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara starrer, which has been continually compared to Terrence Malick, will indeed be at the Cannes film fest, though it will be playing at La Semaine de la Critique, aka the Critics' Week sidebar.

Sometimes thought of as the Next section of Cannes, the Critics' Week program often highlights films by first and second time directors. Other notable films include Canadian director Sébastien Pilote's second feature Le Démantèlement, British director Paul Wright's For Those in Peril, and the opening night film, Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne. The full list follows:

INTERNATIONAL CRITICS' WEEK LINEUP

OPENING FILM
Katell Quillevere - Suzanne (France)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Yann Gonzalez - Les Rencontres d'après minuit (France)
David Lowery - Ain't Them Bodies Saints (U.S.)

FEATURE COMPETITION
Paul Wright - For Those in Peril (U.K.)
Sebastien Pilote - Le Demantelement (Canada)
Agustin Toscano,Ezequiel Radusky - Los Duenos (Argentina)
David Perrault - Nos heros sont morts ce soir (France)
Ritesh Batra - The Lunchbox (India/France/Germany)
Yuri Bykov - The Major (Russia)
Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza - Salvo (Italy/France)

SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Nicolas Pariser - Agit Pop (France)
Han Eun-young - Breathe Me (South Korea)
Daria Belova - Come and Play (Germany)
Hu Wei La - Lampe au beurre de yak (France/China)
Emmanuel Laborie - Ocean (France)
Aly Muritiba - Patio (Brazil)
Ninja Thyberg - Pleasure (Sweden)
Rodd Rathjen - Tau Seru (India/Australia)
David Lassiter - The Opportunist (U.S.)
Magali Magistry - Vikingar (France/Iceland)
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Ninja Thyberg - Pleasure (Sweden)"
    I read an interview with this director in the newspapers.......this is some short feature about the porn industry.
    I don´t know really what it is about(the interview was a bit cryptic) but do expect graphic sexscenes......Thyberg made some reference to a DAP scene......hahahahha...sounds great to me.

    Perhaps this a new Catherine Breillat emerging.......

    Whatever it is, sounds interesting, and remember, she claims to be a feminist, and former anti porn activist.
    Thanks for the list Mr Aldrich.

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