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Here's our next festival that we will be attending

75th Cannes Int'l Film Festival 2023

Our line-up 

Official Selection - Main Competition

LE RETOUR/HOMECOMING by Catherine Corsini

with Aïssatou DIALLO SAGNA, Denis PODALYDES, Virginie LEDOYEN

France - 101 mins.

Khédidja works for a wealthy Parisian family who offers her to take care of their children for a summer in Corsica. Bringing along her own two teenage daughters, it is a chance for them to go back to the island they left 15 years earlier, in tragic circumstances. While Khédidja struggles with her memories, the two girls indulge in all the summer temptations. They also begin to wonder about their past here. As they scratch the surface of the family story told by their mother, they discover who they really are.

Good to know: Catherine Corsini won in 2021 the Cannes Queer Palm with " La Fracture/The Divide " that was also in competition


Screenings: tbc Salle Debussy & Salle Bazin

Official Screening: tbc salle Lumière
Photocall: tbc 3rd floor Palais des Festival

Pressconference: tbd 3rd floor Palais des Festivals

Interviews with Director Catherine Corsini and cast on Friday 19th between 14:30-18:00 @Unifrance

Press material: coming soon

Official Selection - Un Certain Regard

GOODBYE JULIA by Mohamed Kordofani

with Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Goma and Ger Duany

Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, KSA, Sweden - 120 mins

Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home.

Unable to confess her transgressions to Julia, Mona decides to leave the past behind and adjust to a new status quo, unaware that the country’s turmoil may find its way into her home and put her face to face with her sins.

Good to know: first Sudanese film in the Official Selection of Cannes


Screenings: tbc Salle Debussy & Salle Bazin

Interviews with Director Mohamed Kordofani tbc

Pressmaterial: coming soon

Semaine de la Critique 


with Hafsia Herzi, Alexis Manenti, Nina Meurisse and Younès Boucif

France - 97 mins

A passive mother who dedicates her life to her husband and children. Stuck in daily, repetitive, mundane chores, she has made herself as little as she possibly could. When a magic trick goes wrong at her 4-year-old son's birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls the family. The magician turns her husband, the authoritarian father, into a chicken. The mother is now forced to come to the fore and take care of the family while moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back. As she tries to survive, she goes through a rough and absurd transformation.

Good to know: In her film Le ravissement/The Rapture French director Iris Kaltenbäck skillfully tackles the issues of a very close, intimate friendship between two women, and delivers a riveting psychological thriller. A breathtaking first film with very fine, delicately crafted writing, and a stunning cast: Hafsia Herzi, Nina Meurisse, Alexis Manenti and Younes Boucif.


Saturday 20th: 11:30, 17:00 and 22:15 - Espace Miramar

Sunday 21st: 8:30 - Espace Miramar

Interviews with Iris Kaltenbäck and cast on Sunday 21st from 14:00-18:00

Pressmaterial: coming soon

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Directors' Factory

North Portugal

In order of screening

Espinho/Thorn by André Guiomar (Portugal) & Mya Kaplan (Israel)

Portugal / France – 15min – color – 1.66 – DCP - Portuguese

Téo, a lunar teenager, meets the new priest of his rural village, who just returned from Mozambique. As the two get closer, they develop a spiritual bond immersed in attraction.

Sexta-Feira Santa by Melanie Pereira (Portugal) and Alex Mironescu (Romania)

Portugal / France – 13min – color – 1.48:1 – DCP - Portuguese

Eduardo and Daniel, both police officers and longtime friends, are secretly having an affair. During Eduardo's birthday lunch, organized by his wife Leonor, Daniel's wife reveals she's pregnant.

Maria by Mario Macedo (Portugal) & Dornaz Hajiha (iran)

Portugal / France – 14min – color – 1.85 – DCP - Portuguese

Maria spends her days working at her stepfamily’s noisy metal factory. Crushed by the violence of men, she also must take care of her both depressive sister-in-law and niece. A revolution starts boiling inside her.

AS gaivotas curtam o seu/ Seagulls cut the sky by Mariana Bartolo (Portugal) & Guillermo Garcia Lopez (Spain)

Portugal / France – 18min – B&W – 1.85 – DCP - Portuguese

Dense atmosphere of change and union strikes in Porto's harbor. Clara, owner of a fishermen's bar threatened by closure, finds in the arms of Raquel, waitress on cruise ships, the only shelter to express her fears and contradictions.


Screening: Wednesday 17th July - at noon

Interviews with all the directors on Thursday the 18th from 14.30-17.30

Pressmaterial: coming soon

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Shortfilm


With Clara Schwinning, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Mohammad Nizar and Anwar Khalil

Germany, Jordan - 21 mins

A haunted Ida travels to the liminal site of her partner’s disappearance in an attempt to feel his presence one last time, and to say goodbye. Shot in a spectral town in the South of Jordan on Super 16mm, this languid character piece wanders through aesthetic conventions of the cinematic American West and the romantic spirit of the Mythical Cowboy.

Good to know: First Jordanese shortfilm ever in selection in Cannes

Screenings: tbc

Interviews with Director Faris RJ tbc

Press material: coming soon