Cannes 2014 Preview: Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight

Pull your tuxedos out of storage, boys and girls, because it's that time of year again! Yup, those feverish ten days where the international arthouse's biggest names mingle on the French Riviera with harried paparazzi looking for the perfect shot, frenzied distributors trying to cut the perfect deal and yacht-owning oligarchs trying to throw the perfect party. It may be a madhouse, and it is certainly over the top, but it's all in the name of (capital C) Cinema. A warm reception here can change a film's -- and filmmaker's - trajectory forever. It's the Cannes Film Festival, friends, and it starts in on May 14th. 

Over the next few days, we'll be spotlighting some of the most interesting films in this year's selection. Today, we'll be looking at a few works in the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week sidebars. Tomorrow, we'll take a glance at the films in the Un Certain Regard section and in the Official Competition proper. Stick around from Wednesday onwards for up-to-the-minute updates from our men on the ground, Jason Gorber and Ben Croll. Check back here, or follow us on twitter at @twitchfilm, @filmfest_ca and @becroll for the best damn coverage out there. 
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