How to Get to Cannes! - Scottish Documentary Institute

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How to Get to Cannes!

We’re delighted to welcome Gaëlle Vidalie from Directors’ Fortnight to Edinburgh to connect with the Scottish film scene on Friday 12 November 2010.

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 prepare your questions to Gaëlle Vidalie, who will talk about the festival’s programming ethos.

The talk will be held from 10:30 to 12:30 at Filmhouse
Free but ticketed. Please RSVP to

This talk will be followed by the screening of ‘You Are All Captains’ (‘Todos vós sodes capitáns’), from the 2010 programme.
Screening: 2.30pm-4.30pm at ECA – 74 Lauriston Place EH3 9DF
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