This year, the European continent has five shorts in the running for the special Palme d'Or : Résistance aux Tremblements by Olivier Hems (France), Ark by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Poland), Gia To Onoma Tou Spourgitiou (In the Name of the Sparrow) by Kyros Papavassiliou (Greece – Cyprus), Spegelbarn (The Looking Glass) by Erik Rosenlund (Sweden, Finland), and Het Zusje by Marco Van Geffen (Netherlands). As for North America, it is represented in the competition by The Oates’ Valor by Tim Cahill (United States), The Last 15 by Antonio Campos (United States), and Ver Llover by Elisa Miller (Mexico).
The Asian films in the selection are Ah Ma by Anthony Chen (Singapore) and My Dear Rosetta by Yang Hea-hoon (South Korea). Oceania is also represented, with Run by Mark Albiston (New Zealand).
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