The Directors’ Fortnight, the main unofficial section parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, has renamed itself “Filmmakers’ Fortnight”, wishing to become “more inclusive”, and announced on Monday that it was appointing a new general delegate at its head, Julien Rejl. The Society of Film Directors (SRF), which oversees the event, chose this epicene term and itself decided, during the annual general meeting held on Saturday, to rename itself “Society of Directors and film directors”. Julien Rejl, who takes the reins of the Quinzaine des cinéastes, works as a critic for the magazine SoFilm, of which he directed the festival, and has coordinated the writing of several books on cinema. He is also working on a project for the complete films of filmmaker Chantal Akerman. He had previously directed the distribution at Capricci for ten years, accompanying filmmakers such as Philippe Garrel, Abel Ferrara, Hong Sang-soo or Tsai Ming-liang. He replaces the Italian Paolo Moretti, who took office at the end of 2018.
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