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How to Get to Cannes!

Friday 12 November 2010

Talk: 10.30am-12.30pm at Filmhouse – Edinburgh, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Screening: 2.30pm-4.30pm (ECA) O17 Lecture Theatre, eca, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
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We’re delighted to welcome Gaëlle Vidalie from Directors’ Fortnight to Edinburgh to connect with the Scottish film scene.

Created by the French Directors Guild in the wake of the events of May ’68, the aim of Directors’ Fortnight is to help newer talents to be discovered by critics and audiences alike. From its initial program in 1969, rooted in the avant-garde, it slowly created a breeding ground where the Cannes Festival would regularly find its prestigious auteurs.

Over the years the Directors’ Fortnight has showcased the first films of Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, Spike Lee, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Sofia Coppola … among others.

Unpick the mystery of “Cannes” and put your questions to Gaëlle Vidalie, who will talk about the festival’s programming ethos and screen You Are All Captains (Todos vós sodes capitáns), from the 2010 programme, in the afternoon.

Hosted by Scottish Documentary Institute as part of our year long Docscene programme in association with CMI & Filmhouse.

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