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July 03, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — YONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI —Wei Shujun

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyYONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI

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"A film crew arrives in the remote town of Yong’an. "

"The fresh air they bring in spreads ripples in the heart of Gu, the owner of a local restaurant. She dreams of another life. "

"Movie star Chen is back in her hometown; she expects to revisit her childhood friends and good old days."

"An endless debate persists between the director and the writer, revolving from cinema to life. Shooting must start, although consensus is never reached."

Shujun WEI - Festival de Cannes 2021

"Born in Beijing, Shujun Wei started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He completed a master’s degree at the Communication University of China. His film credits include On the Border (short film, Cannes Film Festival, Special Mention at Competition) and Striding into the Wind (Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection 2020)."

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — THE SOUVENIR PART II —Joanna Hogg

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyTHE SOUVENIR PART II

Picturehouse Entertainment takes 'The Souvenir Part II' for UK-Ireland  (exclusive) | News | Screen

"Julie, a shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent relationship with Anthony, a charismatic but untrustworthy man. Julie defies her protective mother as she slips deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Joanna Hogg’s story of first love and a young woman’s formative years is semi-autobiographical." Souvenir is Joanna Hogg's follow-up to her 2019 film."

Joanna Hogg - Wikidata

"Joanna Hogg is one of the UK’s leading auteurs. Her first film Unrelated won numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at The London Film Festival. Archipelago was followed by Exhibition. Joanna’s next film The Souvenir  went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and, amongst others, garnered multiple BIFA and Spirit Awards nominations."

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — THE SEA AHEAD —Ely Dagher

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyTHE SEA AHEAD

Lebanese film 'The Sea Ahead' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival -  BroadcastPro ME

"After a long time gone, Jana, a young woman, suddenly returns to Beirut. She finds herself reconnecting with the familiar yet strange life she once left."

Ely DAGHER - Festival de Cannes 2021

"Born in 1985, Beirut based Ely Dagher graduated from Goldsmiths College in London. His work intertwines on different levels and focuses on the layering of narratives across film, painting and installation. Drawing from his upbringing in Lebanon, his work explores the possibilities created through the play between cultures, stories and fiction. It joggles between points of identification and visual structures, from surrealism, science fiction and the occult. Waves’98  was awarded the short film Palme d’Or"

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