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)

SINCE: 1961

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.

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