Finally! Three weeks from the start of the 62nd Cannes Festival we finally know the list with the selected feature films for most of the competitions. Too bad for all those who, ironically, told us not to shout too loud about the four selected Wallimage films in 2008, saying that such a feat could only be a one-time occurrence, because … well yes, we did it again and the Walloon Fund is once more proud to announce four of their titles were selected!
Unexpected? Not even. One of the biggest favourites wasn’t even selected, which would’ve meant five films at the festival. But, like Jaco Van Dormael says it so finely, his film, Mr. Nobody, will find its public.
Were selected in this beautiful April month: Looking for Eric by Ken Loach in the official selection; Ne te retourne pas by Marina de Van and Panique au Village by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, both presented in the official selection also but outside of the competition at the midnight screenings. Then there’s Altiplano by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth at the Semaine de la Critique.
Four films very different when it comes to their context, their ambitions and the reasons why Wallimage supported them. That’s what we call the triumph of diversity!