Cannes has added six new titles to its line-up, including Andre Techine’s In The Name of My Daughter.
The film will be Techine’s seventh entrant in Cannes, and is inspired by the true story of Agnes Le Roux, a French Riviera Casino owner who was implicated in the disappearance of the lawyer Maurice Angelet. In The Name Of My Daughter stars Catherine Denevue, Guillaume Canet and Adèle Haenel.
Techine’s film will screen out of competition, while Pablo Fendrik’s El Ardor, a Western set in the Amazon, has been added to the Special Screenings line-up. El Ardor stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a rainforest shaman who sets out the rescue a girl kidnapped by brutal mercenaries. El Ardor is one for the first films to result from Participant Media’s new PanAmerican initiative, and was a Argentine-Mexican-Brazilian-French co-production.
New additions to Special Screenings also include Laurent Bécue-Renard’s documentary Of Men and War, Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners and Tony Gatlif’s Geronimo, which will also screen in the Special Screening section.
Kornel Mundruczó’s White God has been added to Un Certain Regard. White God, a Hungarian-German-Swedish coproduction, follows a young girl who runs away from home in search of her dog. Geronimo, the third Cannes outing for Gatlif, centres around the Turkish and Gypsy communities in the South of France. With these latest additions, Argentina now has four films in competition in Cannes, pushing it past Canada’s three.
These additions also see the return of Catherine Deneuve to the festival, who has previously won the Palme d’Or d’honneur (2005) and the Special Jury Prize (2008).