Belœil is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Hainaut. It is around 10 km south of Ath. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,347 inhabitants; the total area is 61.55 km², giving a population density of 217 inhabitants per km². In addition to Belœil itself, the municipality contains the following population centres: Basècles, Thumaide, Aubechies, Ellignies-Sainte-Anne, Quevaucamps and Stambruges; the municipality is named after the château of Belœil, once the seat of Charles-Joseph, Prince of Ligne, a military officer and man of letters who corresponded with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire. The history of the chateau is nebulous but the original construction of a fort or castle at the site is thought to date to the 14th century; this site was the seat of the barons of the Ligne family originating from Ligne in Hainault, a place about 8 kilometres from Beloeil. The earliest recorded baron of the House of Ligne was Fastré de Ligne, signatory to a charter dated 1047 and others of the name mentioned in a charter of Baudouin IV, count of Hainaut, dated to 1123.
Post-offices opening dates before 1910:- Beloeil on 28 June 1858. It used a Distribution postal code 8 with bars, 35 with points before 1874. - Basècles on 21 April 1862. It used a Distribution postal code 126 with bars, 30 with points before 1874. - Quevaucamps on 13 March 1876. - Stambruges on12 November 1888. - Ramegnies-Chin on 27 June 1896. Postal codes in 1969:- Aubechies 7672 - Basècles 7660 - Beloeil 7970 - Ellignies-Sainte-Anne 7671 - Quevaucamps 7670 - Ramegnies 7663 - Ramegnies-Chin 7721 - Stambruges 7980 - Thumaide 7662 - Wadelincourt 7661 Since at least October 1990: - 7520 Ramegnies-Chin - 7970 Beloeil - 7971 Basècles, Thumaide, Wadelincourt - 7972 Aubechies, Ellignies-Sainte-Anne, Quevaucamps - 7973 Grandglise, Stambruges Apart from many members of the House of Ligne, living in the castle, other famous people to have lived here include: Émilie Dequenne, actress Pierre Descamps, politician Baron Empain and Egyptologist Maybole, Scotland, UK Media related to Belœil, Belgium at Wikimedia Commons Official site of the château
Belgium the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, the North Sea to the northwest, it has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; the sovereign state is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organisation is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds, it is divided into three autonomous regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita. Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or Communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 59 percent of the population, the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons.
The Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual, although French is the dominant language. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments. Belgium was part of an area known as the Low Countries, a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states that included parts of northern France and western Germany, its name is derived after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, earning the moniker the "Battlefield of Europe", a reputation strengthened by both world wars; the country emerged in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution. Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa.
The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by differences in language and culture and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups have remained, if not increased. Unemployment in Wallonia is more than double that of Flanders. Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, as well as a seat of the European Parliament in the country's capital, Brussels. Belgium is a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, WTO, a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.
Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has high standards of living, quality of life, education, is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index, it ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world. The name "Belgium" is derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost part of Gaul that before Roman invasion in 100 BC, was inhabited by the Belgae, a mix of Celtic and Germanic peoples. A gradual immigration by Germanic Frankish tribes during the 5th century brought the area under the rule of the Merovingian kings. A gradual shift of power during the 8th century led the kingdom of the Franks to evolve into the Carolingian Empire; the Treaty of Verdun in 843 divided the region into Middle and West Francia and therefore into a set of more or less independent fiefdoms which, during the Middle Ages, were vassals either of the King of France or of the Holy Roman Emperor. Many of these fiefdoms were united in the Burgundian Netherlands of the 15th centuries.
Emperor Charles V extended the personal union of the Seventeen Provinces in the 1540s, making it far more than a personal union by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 and increased his influence over the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The Eighty Years' War divided the Low Countries into the northern United Provinces and the Southern Netherlands; the latter were ruled successively by the Spanish and the Austrian Habsburgs and comprised most of modern Belgium. This was the theatre of most Franco-Spanish and Franco-Austrian wars during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the campaigns of 1794 in the French Revolutionary Wars, the Low Countries—including territories that were never nominally under Habsburg rule, such as the Prince-Bishopric of Liège—were annexed by the French First Republic, ending Austrian rule in the region; the reunification of the Low Countries as the United Kingdom of the Netherlands occurred at the dissolution of the First French Empire in 1815, after the defeat of Napo
Brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, collectively referred to as the Dardenne brothers, are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write and direct their films together; the Dardennes began making documentary films in the late 1970s. They came to international attention in the mid-1990s with La Promesse, they won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Their work tends to reflect left-wing points-of-view. In 2002, Olivier Gourmet won Best Actor at Cannes for the Dardennes' Le Fils. In 2005, they won the Palme d'Or a second time for their film L’Enfant, putting them in an elite club, at the time, of only seven, their film, Le Silence de Lorna, won Best Screenplay at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was released in Europe in the fall. Their film The Kid with a Bike won the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, received one Golden Globe nomination and eight Magritte Award nominations. Jean-Pierre was the jury president for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2015, their film Deux jours, une nuit received nine Magritte Award nominations and one Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Marion Cotillard. Creators of intensely naturalistic films about working class life in Belgium, brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne have created a notable body of work since 1996. With La Promesse, Rosetta, Le Fils, L'Enfant, the Dardennes’ films show young people at the fringes of society – immigrants, the unemployed, the inhabitants of shelters. Both Rosetta and L'Enfant were awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the only two Belgian films to earn the honor; the Dardennes were born and raised in Seraing in Liege, in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. Jean-Pierre studied drama."' In 1975 they established Derives, the production company that produced the sixty documentary films they made before branching into feature films. These films covered such topics as Polish immigration, World War II resistance, a general strike in 1960, their first two feature films, are seen today: Falsch adapted from René Kalisky, featuring Bruno Cremer and Je pense a vous.
The Dardennes had their first international success with La Promesse in 1996. With Rosetta the Dardennes turned their focus to the burdens – philosophical, psychological – of unemployment. Émilie Dequenne, who had not acted in film before, was awarded the Best Actress Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is the title character, a young woman living with her alcoholic mother in a trailer park. The film is about Rosetta's search for purpose and to Rosetta purpose can only be found through work – she makes her way through Seraing's fringes for the most menial of positions. Rosetta was the first Belgian film to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes, coming in ahead of films by David Lynch, Pedro Almodóvar, Takeshi Kitano, Raoul Ruiz; the film provided some impetus for a labor law designed to protect young workers like Rosetta shortly after the film's release. "’t was pure chance,’ Jean-Pierre insists. ‘There was a bill going through, the minister took advantage of our award to call it the Rosetta Law. But we never intended to get laws changed.’ Luc adds: ‘Of course, we always hope our films will speak to people, disturb them, but we never hoped to change the world’."
Crimes and occupations again figure prominently in L'Enfant. The film earned the Dardennes the Palme d'Or from Cannes, their second in seven years. L'Enfant won the André Cavens Award in 2005, making directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne fourth-time winners of the award; the Dardenne brothers have a regular stable of collaborators, including cinematographer Alain Marcoen and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo. Jérémie Renier played Igor in La Promesse, Bruno in L’Enfant, Claudy in Le Silence de Lorna, Guy in Le gamin au vélo, Bryan's father in The Unknown Girl. Olivier Gourmet, the main character of Le fils, has a brief cameo as a detective in L’Enfant. Like Rosetta's Emilie Dequenne, Déborah François, the seventeen-year-old lead in L’Enfant, was appearing in her first film. Luc Dardenne has described their process of working with actors as follows: "What we do with the actors is very physical; the day filming begins we do not feel obliged to do things the way they were rehearsed. The instructions we give the actors are above all physical.
We start working without the cameraman -- just my brother and me. We walk them through the blocking, first one the other, trying several different versions, they do not act their lines. We do not tell them. At this point there is no sound engineer, no lighting. We set up all the camera movements and the rhythm of the shot, a long take. Doing it this way allows us the ability to modify the actors’ movements or any small details." The Dardennes employ handheld cameras and use available light. In June 2012, the brothers were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, their 2014 film Two
Patrick Timsit is a French comedian and film director. He has been nominated three times as an actor and once as a writer, he is best known for the French comedy Un indien dans la ville. In 2006, he participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue, he is of Algerian Jewish ancestry. Best Supporting Actor - La Crise Best Actor - Pédale douce Best Screenplay - Pédale douce Best Actor - Le cousin Sans peur et sans reproche La Belle Verte Marquise Paparazzi Quasimodo d'El Paris Sur la piste du Marsupilami Gangsterdam Dalida Marie-Francine Patrick Timsit on IMDb
Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont, known as Charlotte Corday, was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was executed by guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, in part responsible for the more radical course the Revolution had taken through his role as a politician and journalist. Marat had played a substantial role in the political purge of the Girondins, with whom Corday sympathized, his murder was depicted in the painting The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David, which shows Marat's dead body after Corday had stabbed him in his medicinal bath. In 1847, writer Alphonse de Lamartine gave Corday the posthumous nickname l'ange de l'assassinat. Born in Saint-Saturnin-des-Ligneries, a hamlet in the commune of Écorches, in Normandy, Charlotte Corday was a member of a minor aristocratic family, she was a fifth-generation matrilineal descendant of the dramatist Pierre Corneille. Her parents were cousins. While Corday was a young girl, her older sister and their mother, Charlotte Marie Jacqueline Gaultier de Mesnival, died.
Her father, Jacques François de Corday, Seigneur d'Armont, unable to cope with his grief over their death, sent Corday and her younger sister to the Abbaye aux Dames convent in Caen, where she had access to the abbey's library and first encountered the writings of Plutarch and Voltaire. After 1791, she lived in Caen with Madame Le Coustellier de Bretteville-Gouville; the two developed a close relationship, Corday was the sole heir to her cousin's estate. Corday's physical appearance is described on her passport as "five feet and one inch... hair and eyebrows auburn,eyes gray, forehead high, mouth medium size, chin dimpled, an oval face." After the revolution radicalized further and headed towards terror, Charlotte Corday began to sympathize with the Girondins. She admired their speeches and grew fond of many of the Girondist groups whom she met while living in Caen, she respected the political principles of the Girondins and came to align herself with their thinking. She regarded them as a movement that would save France.
The Gironde represented a more moderate approach to the revolution and they, like Corday, were skeptical about the direction the revolution was taking. They opposed the Montagnards, who advocated a more radical approach to the revolution, which included the extreme idea that the only way the revolution would survive invasion and civil war was through terrorizing and executing those opposed to it; the opposition to this radical thinking, coupled with the influence of the Gironde led Corday to carry out her plan to murder the most radical of them all, Jean-Paul Marat. Corday's action aided in restructuring the private versus public role of the woman in society at the time; the idea of women as second class or "less than" was challenged, Corday was considered a hero to those who were against the teachings of Marat. There have been suggestions that her act incited the banning of women's political clubs, the executions of female activists such as the Girondist Madame Roland; the influence of Girondin ideas on Corday is evident in her words at her trial: "I knew that he Marat was perverting France.
I have killed one man to save a hundred thousand." As the revolution progressed, the Girondins had become progressively more opposed to the radical, violent propositions of the Montagnards such as Marat and Robespierre. Corday's notion that she was saving a hundred thousand lives echoes this Girondin sentiment as they attempted to slow the revolution and reverse the violence that had escalated since the September Massacres of 1792. Jean-Paul Marat was a member of the radical Jacobin faction that had a leading role during the Reign of Terror; as a journalist, he exerted influence through his newspaper, L'Ami du peuple. Corday's decision to kill Marat was stimulated not only by her revulsion at the September Massacres, for which she held Marat responsible, but by her fear of an all-out civil war, she believed that Marat was threatening the Republic, that his death would end violence throughout the nation. She believed that King Louis XVI should not have been executed. Corday believed in a structure like that of Ancient Greece or Rome, the realization of, made unlikely by the efforts of Marat.
On 9 July 1793, Corday left her cousin, carrying a copy of Plutarch's Parallel Lives, went to Paris, where she took a room at the Hôtel de Providence. She bought a kitchen knife with a 6-inch blade. During the next few days, she wrote her Addresse aux Français amis des lois et de la paix to explain her motives for assassinating Marat. Corday planned to assassinate Marat in front of the entire National Convention, she intended to make an example of him, but upon arriving in Paris she discovered that Marat no longer attended meetings because his health was deteriorating due to a skin disorder. She was forced to change her plan, she went to Marat's home before noon on 13 July, claiming to have knowledge of a planned Girondist uprising in Caen. On her return that evening, Marat admitted her. At the time, he conducted most of his affairs from a bathtub because of his skin condition. Marat wrote down the names of the Girondists, he called out: Aidez-moi, ma chère amie!, died. This is the moment memorialized by Jacques-Louis David's painting.
The iconic pose of Marat dead in his bath is viewed from a different angle in
The Girl on the Train (2009 film)
The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné, starring Emilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve and Michel Blanc. The plot centers on an aimless girl. Jeanne Fabre, an attractive late-teen carefree loner, spends her time rollerblading through Paris and job-hunting, a nuisance she endures to indulge her widowed mother, who runs a day-care center out of their house. Watching a television news story about anti-semitic attacks, Louise recognizes Samuel Bleistein, a prestigious Jewish lawyer, in love with her many years ago. Louise arranges a job interview for her daughter at Bleistein’s law firm. Samuel is visited by his son Alex, who has comes to Paris to celebrate his son Nathan’s upcoming bar mitzvah. Alex's encounter with his ex-wife Judith, Samuel’s assistant, is tense. Jeanne’s job interview is a disaster. Unfazed by this failure, Jeanne resumes rollerblading and unexpectedly meets Franck, a young wrestler, who falls for her. A relationship ensues and the couple move-in together.
Believing Jeanne has a job, Franck finds a job as well, as the caretaker in an electrical shop. The place turns out to contain hidden drugs and Franck is badly wounded in a fight with a drug dealer; the police arrest Franck, who rejects Jeanne when she visits him at the hospital, having found out that she was lying the whole time about having a job. Heartbroken, Jeanne returns home to live with her mother. One night, Jeanne draws three swastikas on her body, gives herself some minor cuts and cuts off part of her hair, she soon alleges to the police to have been brutally attacked by six hoodlums on the suburban RER train because they thought she was Jewish. The incident becomes a huge national cause célèbre—though Louise believes her daughter has fabricated the incident. Alex, still unsettled towards his ex-wife, decides not to go to Nathan’s bar mitzvah. Judith begs him to reconsider, they soon confirm that they do still love each other. At his hotel room, they make reconcile; when Louise asks Samuel for help about Jeanne's problem, he invites them to join his family at his country house by a lake.
As Samuel drives them all to his home, Nathan whispers to Jeanne that he believes she is lying about the whole affair. When all gather for dinner, Jeanne sticks to the same story she told the police: six youths approached her and, assuming she was Jewish, proceeded to assault her. After some extensive questioning, she decides to call it a night, but instead walks away and crosses the lake in a row-boat. Nathan helps Jeanne when it starts to rain and invites her into his little shack, a safe haven to get away from his parents; as she is all wet, she sits next to the fireplace with Nathan. She shows him her scars, but confesses that she made it up. Nathan convinces her to tell the others, the next morning Jeanne confesses to Samuel. Samuel has her sign an open apology to all who were affected by the story. Jeanne and Louise return to Paris by train. Jeanne is put in jail for 48 hours for her serious false statements, she receives a suspended sentence and is required to attend psychiatric counseling.
When Franck is interviewed by Samuel about Jeanne, Franck says he is still in love with her, despite her lying. Samuel attends Nathan’s bar mitzvah, when he sees television footage of reporters interviewing Louise about the scandal; when they ask her about how her daughter knew the name of Bleistein, Louise lies and replies she does not know. Jeanne returns to live with her mother, she searches the internet for secretarial jobs. She receives a postcard from Nathan, in love with her. Jeanne is last seen rollerblading on a long path through trees Emilie Dequenne as Jeanne Catherine Deneuve as Louise Michel Blanc as Samuel Bleistein Mathieu Demy as Alex Ronit Elkabetz as Judith Nicolas Duvauchelle as Franck Jérémie Quaegebeur as Nathan The Girl on the Train has its genesis on a real life case that made headlines in France. Marie Leonie Leblanc, a woman in her twenties, walked into a police station in Paris on 9 July 2004 claiming she had been the victim of an antisemitic attack on a suburban RER train.
According to her account, six men of North African descent ripped her clothes, cut some of her hair and daubed a swastika on her stomach, knocking over the pram containing her baby. Fellow passengers did nothing to help; the case provoked national outrage for its virulent antisemitism. President Jacques Chirac, condemned the "shameful act", while Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon advised French Jews to emigrate to Israel to avoid " the wildest antisemitism". Four days Leblanc, not Jewish herself, admitted she had made the whole affair up; the revelation that the incident was a total invention created consternation and further outrage criticized was the media sensational exploration of the affair. The case inspired Jean-Marie Besset's 2006 play RER which in turn was the base for Téchiné's film script. Téchiné was interested in. "I wanted to explore the genealogy of a lie. That's; the first is the circumstances, so you see the context under which the young woman was able to construct her lie. You see the difference elements that she puts into.
Bleinstein, whose name she has taken. It's the name on the business card found in her bag, which she claims is the reason for being attacked; that was how I constructed the story."Téchiné cast in the leading role Belgian actress Emilie Dequenne, known intentionally for her starring role in the Ca
2012 Cannes Film Festival
The 65th Cannes Film Festival was held from 16 to 27 May 2012. Italian film director Nanni Moretti was the President of the Jury for the main competition and British actor Tim Roth was the President of the Jury for the Un Certain Regard section. French actress Bérénice Bejo hosted closing ceremonies; the festival opened with the US film Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson and closed with the late Claude Miller's final film Thérèse Desqueyroux. The main announcement of the line-up took place on 19 April; the official poster of the festival features Marilyn Monroe, to mark the 50th anniversary of her death. The Palme d'Or was awarded to Austrian director Michael Haneke for his film Amour. Haneke won the Palme d'Or in 2009 for The White Ribbon; the jury gave the Grand Prize to Matteo Garrone's Reality, while Ken Loach's The Angels' Share was awarded the Jury Prize. The following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2012 Official Selection: Nanni Moretti, Italian filmmaker, Jury President Hiam Abbass, Palestinian actress and director Andrea Arnold, English filmmaker Emmanuelle Devos, French actress Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer Diane Kruger, German actress Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor Alexander Payne, American filmmaker Raoul Peck, Haitian filmmaker Tim Roth, British actor Leïla Bekhti, French actress Tonie Marshall, French actress and filmmaker Luciano Monteagudo, Argentine film critic Sylvie Pras, French responsible for cinemas at the Pompidou Centre and artistic director of the festival of La Rochelle Carlos Diegues, Brazilian film director Gloria Satta, Italian film journalist Rémy Chevrin, French cinematographer Hervé Icovic, French art director Michel Andrieu, French film director Francis Gavelle, French film critic Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgian filmmaker Arsinée Khanjian, Canadian actress Karim Aïnouz, Brazilian filmmaker Emmanuel Carrère, French novelist and filmmaker Yu Lik-wai, Chinese cinematographer and director The following independent juries awarded films in the frame of the International Critics' Week.
Nespresso Grand Prize Bertrand Bonello, French film director Francisco Ferreira, Portuguese film critic Akiko Kobari, Japanese film and dance critic Robert Koehler, American film critic Hanns-Georg Rodek, German film criticFrance 4 Visionary Award Céline Sciamma, French film director Victor-Emmanuel Boinem, Belgian film student and blogger Kim Seehe, South Korean student and film critic Ryan Lattanzio, American student and lead film critic at The Daily Californian Bikas Mishra, Indian founder and editor of DearCinema.comNikon Discovery Award for Short Film João Pedro Rodrigues, Portuguese film director Danny Lennon, Canadian film curator Marianne Khoury, Egyptian film director and producer Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazilian film director and critic Jakub Felcman, Czech film curator The official selection was announced on 19 April at Grand Hôtel in Paris. Among comments after the announcement, journalists noted the unusually high number of Hollywood films in the line-up, the absence of any female director in the main competition, as well as the absence of competing first-time feature film directors.
The festival's artistic leader Thierry Frémaux responded that people should not focus only on the competition films: "The selection is an ensemble. The following films were selected; the Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were screened in the Un Certain Regard section. The Un Certain Regard Prize winner has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were screened out of competition: indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. The following films were screened in the Special Screenings section: indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following entries were selected, out of more than 1,700 submissions from 320 different schools; the winner of the Cinéfondation First Prize has been highlighted.
Out of 4,500 submissions, the following films were selected for the short film competition. The Short film Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted; the following films were screened in the Cannes Classics section. The Hungarian "montage film" Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen, directed by György Pálfi, was selected as the closing film for the Cannes Classics section. Documentaries about Cinema Restored prints World Cinema Foundation The Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection of the festival; the outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public. The line-up for the International Critics’ Week was announced on 23 April at the section's website; the feature competition consists of directorial debuts, something the section's artistic director Charles Tesson stressed was not intentional, but only the way it turned out when the submissions had been judged by quality. The following films were selected. Feature films - The winner of the Grand Prix Nespresso has been highlighted.
Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Short and medium length films Special Screenings The line-up for the Directors' Fortnight was announced at a press conference on 24 April; the following films were selected:Feature films - The winner of the Art Cinema Award has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Short films - The winner of the Premier Prix Illy for Short Filmmaking has been highlighted; the Palme d'Or was won by the French-language film Amour directed