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#BIFF A Strong Showing in Cannes


Posted by Larry Gleeson

Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents Alumni, and a Berlinale Shorts Winner

Four films supported by the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund (WCF) have been invited to participate in the program of the Cannes Film Festival.

Director Mahdi Fleifel, who won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) in 2016 for A Man Returned from the Berlinale Shorts section, is also presenting his new work: A Drowning Man.

In addition, a total of 40 Berlinale Talents alumni from various film professions (directing, production, acting, camera, editing, costume design, screenwriting) are represented in 25 films selected for Cannes.

More information about Berlinale Talents can be found here.

The following films funded by the WCF are screening in Cannes:

I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (Berlinale Talents alumnus) – Zambia / France / United Kingdom / Germany
La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Los perros by Marcela Said – Chile / France / Argentina
Semaine de la Critique

La belle et la meute by Kaouther Ben Hania – Tunisia / France / Germany
Un Certain Regard

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) by Karim Moussaoui – Algeria / France / Germany
Un Certain Regard

More information about the World Cinema Fund can be found here.

(Source: Berlinale Press Office)