CANNES 2023 LINE-UP: Titles Selected From Asia, Africa & Midde East

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Below is a list of titles selected for Cannes Official Selection, Critics Week and Directors Fortnight originating from outside the Americas and Europe, i.e. Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with sales agents and nationalities of co-production partners where known. Streamlined would also like to cover Latin American cinema, but doesn’t currently have the bandwidth. One days perhaps…


About Dry Grasses, dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
Int’l sales: Playtime
Banel & Adama, dir: Ramata-Toulaye Sy (Senegal)
Int’l sales: Best Friend Forever (Belgian arm of Indie Sales)
Four Daughters, dir: Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia)
Int’l sales: The Party Film Sales
Youth (Jeunesse), dir: Wang Bing (Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France)
Int’l sales: Pyramide International
Monster, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
Int’l sales: Goodfellas (ex-Asia), Gaga Corp (Asia)


Cobweb, dir: Kim Jee-Woon (Korea) [pictured above]
Int’l sales: Barunson E&A


Kennedy, dir: Anurag Kashyap (India)
Int’l sales: Zee Studios

Omar La Fraise, dir: Elias Belkeddar (Algeria)
Int’l sales: StudioCanal

Project Silence, dir: Kim Tae-gon
Int’l sales: CJ ENM


Kubi, dir: Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
Int’l sales: Kadokawa


Man In Black, dir: Wang Bing (France, US, UK)
Int’l sales: Asian Shadows


The Breaking Ice, dir: Anthony Chen (China)
Int’l sales: Rediance

Goodbye Julia, dir: Mohamed Kordofani (Sudan)
Int’l sales: MAD Solutions

Hopeless, dir: Kim Chang-hoon (Korea)
Int’l sales: Plus M Entertainment

If Only I Could Hibernate, dir: Zoljargal Purevdash (Mongolia)
Int’l sales: Urban Sales

Les Meutes, dir: Kamal Lazraq (Morocco)
Int’l sales: Charades

The Mother Of All Lies, dir: Asmae El Moudir (Morocco)
Int’l sales: Autlook

The New Boy, dir: Warwick Thornton (Australia)
Int’l sales: CAA & UTA North America), The Veterans (rest of the world)

Omen, dir: Baloji (RDC Congo)
Int’l sales: Memento International

Only The River Flows, dir: Wei Shujun
Int’l sales: MK2 Films

Terrestrial Verses, dir: Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami (Iran)
Int’l sales: Films Boutique


Inshallah A Boy, dir: Amjad Al Rasheed (Jordan-Saudi-Qatar-France)
Int’l sales: Pyramide International

Sleep (Jam), dir: Jason Yu (Korea)
Int’l sales: Lotte Entertainment

Tiger Stripes, dir: Amanda Nell Eu (Malay-Tai-Sing-Fr-Ger-Neth-Indo-Qat)
Int’l sales: Films Boutique


Agra, dir. Kanu Behl (India)
Int’l sales: Les Films de l’Atalante, Saregama Films

Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell, dir. Thien An Pham (Viet-Sing-Fr)
Int’l sales: Cercamon

Deserts, dir. Faouzi Bensaïdi (Mor-Fr-Ger-Bel)
Int’l sales: Urban Sales

In Flames, dir. Zarrar Kahn (Can-Pak)
Int’l sales: XYZ Films (New Visions label)

Mambar Pierrette, dir: Rosine Mbakam (Cameroon)
Int’l sales:

A Song Sung Blue, dir. Zihan Geng (China)
Int’l sales: Totem Films

In Our Day, dir: Hong Sangsoo (Korea) CLOSING FILM
Int’l sales: Finecut