After the official selection, and while waiting for Critics’ Week and Acid, the Directors’ Fortnight unveiled the selection for its 54th edition this morning.

Among the stars expected are Léa Seydoux, Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sandrine Kiberlain, but also Irish actor Paul Mescal, revelation of the Normal People series. Also note the presence of Jessie Buckley (revealed by Wild Rose, and seen recently in The Lost Daughter) alongside filmmaker Alex Garland, selected for the first time at Cannes, with Eux (Men), in a special screening.

Unveiled this Tuesday, April 19, 2022, discover the official selection of the 54th edition of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs:

Les cinq Diables by Léa Mysius
5 years after a remarkable first feature, Ava with Noée Abita and Laure Calamy, selected for Critics’ Week in Cannes, director and screenwriter Léa Mysius presents Les Cinq Diables, her second feature, including the start of shooting had to be delayed due to the pandemic and lockdown.

According to the committee of the Fortnight, it is a “dazzling and mysterious” film, whose “register touches on the fantastic”, with an “incandescent Adèle Exarchopoulos”.

The synopsis is as follows: Vicky, a strange and lonely little girl, has a gift: she can smell and reproduce all the smells of her choice that she collects in carefully labeled jars. She secretly extracted the scent from her mother, Joanne, to whom she has a mad and exclusive, almost sickly love. One day Julia, her father’s sister, bursts into their lives. Vicky embarks on the development of her scent. She is then transported to dark and magical memories where she will discover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.

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