Twenty Features Set for Cannes 2004 Director’s Fortnight

Twenty Features Set for Cannes 2004 Director’s Fortnight
by Eugene Hernandez
April 28, 2004

The lineup for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs, also known as the
Director’s Fortnight, was unveiled in France today by new artistic
director Olivier Pere. The sidebar will run May 13-23 in Cannes. Among the
list of 20 feature films are four from the United States and an array of
pictures from around the world. (The complete list is available below.)

Katsuhito Ishii’s “The Taste of Tea” will open the section and Andres
Wood’s “Machuca” will close the sidebar.

The U.S. contingent includes Asia Argento’s “The Heart is Deceitful…
Above All Things,” adapted from JT Leroy’s novel and starring Winona
Ryder, Peter Fonda, and the filmmaker. The three other entries screened at
Sundance earlier this year, including Jonathan Caouette’s “Tarnation,”
which was recently acquired by Wellspring, Jacob Aaron Estes’ “Mean Creek”
which was nabbed post-Sundance by Paramount Classics, and Nicole Kassell’s
“The Woodsman,” which Newmarket acquired.


Feature Films

” vot’ bon coeur,” directed by Paul Vecchiali

“Ano Tonneru,” directed by Manda Kunitoshi

“Babae sa Breakwater,” directed by Mario O’Hara

“En attendant le dluge,” directed by Damien Odoul

“Gavkhouni,” directed by Behrouz Afkhami

“Je suis un assassin,” directed by Thomas Vincent

“Khab Talkh,” directed by Mohsen Amiryoussefi

“L’Odore del sangue,” directed by Mario Martone

“La Blessure,” directed by Nicolas Klotz

“Los Muertos,” directed by Lisandro Alonso

“Maarek Hob,” directed by Danielle Arbid

“Machuca,” directed by Andres Wood

“Mean Creek,” directed by Jacob Aaron Estes

“Mur,” directed by Simone Bitton

“Oh, Uomo,” directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

“Tarnation,” directed by Jonathan Caouette

“The Heart is Deceitful… Above All Things,” directed by Asia Argento

“The Taste of Tea,” directed by Katsuhito Ishii

“The Woodsman,” directed by Nicole Kassell

“Vnus et Fleur,” directed by Emmanuel Mouret

Short Films


“Capitaine Achab,” directed by Phillipe Ramos

“La Peur, petit chasseur,” directed by Laurent Achard

“Le Dieu Saturne,” directed by Jean-Charles Fitoussi

“Tristesse beau visage,” directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac


“A Feather Stare At The Dark,” directed by Naoyuki Tsuji

“Frontier,” directed by Jun Miy Azaki

“Odya,” directed by Edgar Bartenev

“Vostok 1′,” directed by Jan Andersen


“Charlotte,” directed by Ulrike Von Ribbeck

“Fill In The Blanks,” directed by Kim Youn-Sung

“La Petite Chambre,” directed by Elodie Monlibert

“Le Droit Chemin,” directed by Mathias Gokalp