Screening Out of Competition will be André Téchiné’s L’Homme qu’on aimait trop (In The Name of My Daughter) with Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve and Adèle Haenel. Elle Driver has a full synopsis, but in short, the story’s based on the case of Agnès Le Roux, who mysteriously disappeared in October 1977 at the age of 29. She was the daughter and heir of Renée Le Roux, owner of the Palais de la Mediterranée, one of Nice’s most lucrative casinos.
Added to the Un Certain Regard lineup is Kornél Mundruczó’s Fehér Isten (White God) with Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér and Lili Monori. Filmpartners tells us the film traces the misadventures of a girl and her best friend, a dog, in a world of winners and losers, a world in which pedigree is a decisive factor. Though genuine affection can occasionally come out on top and rebel against an unjust fate. The film thus intends to defend hope for peace and the belief that the eternal war between higher and lower beings will one day be brought to an end. (hotcanadianpharmacy.com) ”
And there’ll be four more Special Screenings, including Des Hommes et de la guerre (Of Men and War), a documentary by Laurent Bécue-Renard, whose De guerre lasses (Weary of War, 2003) won the Peace Film Prize at the Berlinale.
Pablo Fendrik’s El Ardor with Gael García Bernal “as an Amazon rainforest shaman who befriends a tobacco farmer and his beautiful daughter (Alice Braga),” according to Variety. “When a band of brutal mercenaries slaughter the father and kidnap the daughter, the shaman sets out to rescue her.”
Tony Gatlif’s Géronimo. More from Variety: Céline Sallette stars “as a young educator raised by Gypsies who works in the South of France and battles to diffuse escalating tensions between the Gypsy and Turkish communities.”
Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners, the Kazakh director’s followup to Constructors.