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The Curse A Winning Vision for Cannes Film Festival

Arguably the most significant film event of the calendar, Cannes is the festival that bought us films such as Pulp Fiction and Brief Encounter. This year, Cannes boasts films in Competition from directors including Wes Anderson, Ken Loach and David Cronenberg.

Running alongside the festival is Directors' Fortnight; an independent showcase created by the French Directors Guild showcasing a program of shorts and feature films, as well as documentaries from all around the world. Over the year's, directors, including Werner Herzog, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and even Martin Scorsese, have all featured their work here.

Numerous British talents were on show this year including Fyzal Boulifa who premiered his short The Curse, which was produced by Gavin Humphries of Quark Films and Karim Debbagh. Co financed by Film4 and the British Film Institute (BFI) and, The Curse won the Premier Prix Illy for Short Filmmaking at this year's Directors Fortnight.

Shot in the desolate Moroccan countryside, the film centres on the struggles of a young woman, Fatine, who is hounded by villagers after she is discovered to have had an affair with an older man. Colorist Jason R Moffat explains how he achieved the films distinct look.


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