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Cannes Film Festival Critics Week (Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes)
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cannes Film Festival Critics Week (Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes)
WHERE: Paris, France
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique focuses on discovering new talents. Ever since it was created by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962, the objective of La Semaine de la Critique has been to showcase first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean Eustache, Otar Iosseliani, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-Wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bertrand Bonello or Jeff Nichols were first introduced to the public at La Semaine.
The French animation film I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) by Jérémy Clapin was awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize at the 58th Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Eleven feature films, including eight first and three second films along with fifteen short films, have been selected for the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week.