Gabriel Abrantes at Cannes Director's Fortnight
Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre (The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady) is the title of the short film that takes Gabriel Abrantes to the Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival, whose 72nd edition runs from 14 to 25 May. . It's the filmmaker's return to Croisette, a year after receiving the Critics Week Grand Prix with Diamantino, the feature film he signed with Daniel Schmidt.
This is, for now, the third Portuguese film in the 2019 edition of the festival, after the announcement that Cristèle Alves Meira's short Invisible Hero and Sofia Bost's Party Day will be part of the Critical Week section. The first short is in a special section, the second will be in competition.
Fortnight, which had already announced a tribute session to John Carpenter, has just released its programming and special sessions: for example, Luca Guadagnino's short for Valentino and Julianne Moore, The Staggering Girl. They appear in lengths like Lav Diaz's The Halt, Takashi Miike's First Love, Robert Eggers's The Lighthouse (after The Witch, a black and white horror movie with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe), Andreas Horwath's Lillian, Lech Kowalski's Blow It to Bits, or Bertrand Bonello's Zombi Child. And a masterclass by Robert Rodriguez after the screening of his thriller Red 11.
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