April 22, 2014 9:27 am

Cannes fest Directors’ Fortnight program includes 2 Canadian films

A scene from Jutra, a short film from Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre.


TORONTO — Several Canadian works will be part of the Directors’ Fortnight program at next month’s Cannes Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

The list of 11 short films to be showcased includes Montreal-based Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra.

The film, which runs a little more than 13 minutes, combined archival material and animation to provide a portrait of filmmaker Claude Jutra.

Jutra is also scheduled to be screened at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival on April 28, 29 and May 3.

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Among the 18 features is Tu dors Nicole from Montreal’s Stéphane Lafleur. The film stars Marc-André Grondin and Fanny Mallette.

The Cannes festival announced on April 17 that three Canadian directors will compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or award.

Toronto’s David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan and Montreal’s Xavier Dolan made the list of contenders.

Lost River, the directorial debut of Ontario’s Ryan Gosling, will be part of the Un Certain Regard program at Cannes.

The Cannes festival runs May 14 to 25.

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