Cannes 2014: Critics' Week lineup announced

The powers that be at the annual French film festival reveal their latest selections, while Time Out New York launches its comprehensive Cannes news and reviews section

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream

Today, the programmers at the Cannes Film Festival revealed the features that are playing in their Critics' Week sidebar: devoted to movies by first- and second-time directors. Seven titles will compete for prizes. Among these are Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby's When Animals Dream, pictured above, a horror film about a teenage girl living in a small town who discovers she's a werewolf. (Sadly, no Taylor Lautner cameo, Twilight fans.) Also of note is U.S. filmmaker David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, a mix of coming-of-age story and zombie movie. Since Mitchell helmed the promising The Myth of the American Sleepover (2011), we're most excited to see what he's come up with. Variety has the full list of Critics' Week choices.

In other Cannes news, Time Out has unveiled its own hub page for the festival. We're committed to covering all the films in the main competition, and with everything from elder statesman Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language to new works from fest staples like the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night), David Cronenberg (Maps to the Stars), Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner) and Xavier Dolan (Mommy), we can hardly wait to get to the Croisette. Bookmark the page, and keep checking back for our dispatches.

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