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Cannes Directors' Fortnight Tribute

40 x 15: THE 40 FORTY YEARS OF THE DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT (Olivier Jahan, 2008)
The legendary May 1968 strike of Paris left its indelible mark on the Cannes Film Festival, just as assuredly as it left its mark on all of French society. ... 1968 saw the Cannes Film Festival halt … Read more

DEVIL PROBABLY, THE (Robert Bresson, 1977)
"By far the most punk movie ever made." - Richard Hell, punk legend ... Banned in France for its daring portrayal of alienated youth - and called a masterpiece by the likes of Francois Truffaut - The… Read more

FATA MORGANA (G) (Werner Herzog, 1970)
“It's the nearest thing yet to a genuine political science-fiction movie. Brilliantly original, utterly haunting.” - Time Out ... Filmmaker Werner Herzog describes Fata Morgana as “a documentar… Read more

FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975)
“One of Fassbinder's easiest, most naturalistic movies.” - New York Times ... Fox is a financially strapped gay man who performs in a travelling circus as ‘Fox the Talking Head'. When he wins t… Read more

GOLDEN EIGHTIES (PG) (Chantal Akerman, 1986)
“Like Jacques Demy on speed.” - Time Out ... Chantal Akerman's candy-coloured musical is set entirely in a Parisian shopping mall, in an unashamed celebration of 80s French pop, young love and fr… Read more

MATEWAN (M) (John Sayles, 1987)
“You want to be treated like men? You want to be treated fair? Well, you ain't men to the coal company, you're equipment.”Featuring Chris Cooper, David Strathairn and an early screen role for mus… Read more

ON WAR (Bertrand Bonello, 2008)
“Today, pleasure has to be won, just as you win a war.”Plunging into the murky depths of a sectarian pleasure cult, filmmaker Bertrand Bonello - who, incidentally, also composed the film's score … Read more

PARTNER (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1968)
“An energetic thumb-nosing fossil of 60s fragmentation, cinematic upset, and sub-Marxist yowlings.” - Village Voice ... This rarely seen, unorthodox retelling of Dostoevsky's The Double is Bernar… Read more

THX 1138 (PG) (George Lucas, 1971)
“A classic of stylistic, abstract cinema.” - VarietyLong before Star Wars, George Lucas debuted on the big screen with this modest science fiction film, starring Robert Duvall in the titular role… Read more

WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (R) (Dušan Makavejev, 1971)
“Maybe it is like a mirror. People hold it up to themselves and see reflected only what they are most offended by.” - filmmaker Dusan MakavejevWhat does the energy harnessed through orgasm have t… Read more

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