Cannes 2019. Critics' Week Lineup

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The lineup for the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week (La Semaine de la Critique) has been announced. See also the full lineups of the Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight and Acid programme.Opening FILMLitigante (Franco Lolli): In Bogota, Silvia, a single mum and a lawyer, is implicated in a corruption scandal. A deeper anxiety weighs on her as well. Leticia, her mother, is seriously ill. Upon having to face her inevitable passing, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years. COMPETITIONAbou Leila (Amin Sidi-Boumédiène): Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two friends from childhood, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. Their quest seems absurd, given that the Sahara has not been affected by the wave of attacks. Lofti has only one priority : to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed.
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