Cannes: ‘Wounds,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ Featured in Director’s Fortnight Lineup

The Lighthouse

Cannes Film Festival announced its official lineup for the Director’s Fortnight slate. As reported on IndieWire, the 2019 lineup features projects from Luca Guadagnino and Robert Eggers. The sidebar event, which runs close by the official selection festival, prides itself in presenting new ideas and voices. It serves as a launching pad for new filmmakers and this year’s lineup includes many to look out for.

The event runs from May 15-25. Rising filmmakers are a key highlight of the event. Previous directors showcased include Spike Lee and Jim Jarmusch (whose film “The Dead Don’t Die” will be premiering in the official selection lineup). Luca Guadagnino will be presenting his short film “The Staggering Girl,” which stars Julianne Moore and Mia Goth.

Robert Eggers is returning to wow audiences after “The Witch” with his new film “The Lighthouse.” Described as a fantasy horror film set in 19th century New England, it stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. Certainly, these two leads have been around the eerie and strangest of scripts. Babak Anvari’s mysterious thriller “Wounds,” starring Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson, is also on the docket. It premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was met with poor-to-mixed reviews.

Dakota Johnson and Armie Hammer in “Wounds”

The 2019 Director’s Fortnight is currently under the leadership of Paolo Moretti.

The 2019 Cannes Director’s Fortnight Lineup is as followed:

FEATURE FILMS

“Alice and the Mayor,” Nicolas Pariser
“And Then We Danced,” Levan Akin
“The Halt,” Lav Diaz
“Song Without a Name,” Melina León
“Deerskin,” Quentin Dupieux
“Ghost Tropic,” Bas Devos
“Give Me Liberty,” Kirill Mikhanovsky
“First Love,” Takashi Miike
“To Live to Sing,” Johnny Ma
“Dogs Don’t Wear Pants,” Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
“The Lighthouse,” Robert Eggers
“Lillian,” Andreas Horwath
“Oļeg,” Juris Kursietis
“Blow it to Bits,” Lech Kowalski
“Les Particules,” Blaise Harrison
“The Orphanage,” Shahrbanoo Sadat
“Perdrix,” Erwan Le Duc
“For the Money,” Alejo Moguillansky
“Sick Sick Sick,” Alice Furtado
“Tlamess,” Ala Eddine Slim
“An Easy Girl,” Rebecca Zlotowski
“Wounds,” Babak Anvari
“Yves,” Benoît Forgeard
“Zombi Child,” Bertrand Bonello

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Red 11” and Masterclass with Robert Rodriguez
“The Staggering Girl,” Luca Guadagnino

SHORT FILMS

“Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters,” Beatrice Gibson
“The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady,” Gabriel Abrantes
“Grand Bouquet,” Nao Yoshigai
“Stay Awake, Be Ready,” An Pham Thien
“Je te tiens,” Sergio Caballero
“Movements,” Dahee Jeong
“Olla,” Ariane Labed
“Piece of Meat,” Jerrold Chong & Huang Junxiang
“Ghost Pleasure,” Morgan Simon
“That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise,” Flatform

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