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13/6/2002: MELBOURNE PICKS UP 12 AT CANNES

Melbourne International Film Festival has secured a record 12 films direct from their recent premiere screenings at 2002 Festival de Cannes, including five award winners, such as the Jury Prize winning Divine Intervention by Elia Suleiman, which was one of the hot favourites of the critics.

"From what is considered to be the best Cannes Film Festival programme in years, we are delighted to present to Melbourne filmgoers a robust selection of films from Palestine to South Korea. The depth of Asian cinema in particular, plus a marked political tone, figure strongly in the Cannes films that will screen at this year's MIFF" says Executive Director, James Hewison.

Acquired at Cannes:

CHIHWASEON (South Korea) directed by Im Kwon-Taek and co-winner Best Director, screened in Official Competition

DIVINE INTERVENTION (Palestine) Elia Suleiman, winner Jury Prize, screened in Official Competition

JAPON (Mexico) directed by Carlos Reygadas awarded Camera DčOr ­ Special Recognition, screened in Directors Fortnight 

WAITING FOR HAPPINESS (Mauritania) directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I. Award Winner, screened in Un Certain Regard

LE FILS (Belgium) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Best Performance By An Actor (Oliver Gourmet), screened in Official Competition

24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (UK) directed by Michael Winterbottom, screened in Official Competition

MON-RAK TRANSISTOR (Thailand) directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang, screened in Directors Fortnight

UNKNOWN PLEASURES (China) directed by Jia Zhang Ke, screened in Official Competition

MARIE-JO ET SES DEUX AMOURS (France) directed by Robert Guediguian, screened in Official Competition

CRY WOMAN (China) directed by Liu Bingjian, screened in Un Certain Regard

CHICKEN HEART(Japan) directed by Hiroshi Shimizu, screened in Critics' Week

ETRE ET AVOIR (France) directed by Nicolas Philibert, screened in Official Selection

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