" Ten shorts will be screening in competition, among them the sole U.S. competition entry, David Lassiter’s The Opportunist, about a young man with mixed intentions who charms his way into a party, and Sundance alumnus Magali Magistry’s Vikingar, a Franco-Icelandic production that Tesson describes as a 'startling mix of Viking lore and modern-day realism.'

"'The shorts are even more eclectic than the features,' concludes Tesson. 'But what the films in both selections have in common is a desire to think out of the box, to not limit themselves to a specific genre or category, but rather to open the door toward something new.'

"In the coming days, the sidebar will announce its closing night film.

"The 52nd International Critics’ Week runs from May 16-24."

 

--Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

 

See the full lineup here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-critics-week-unveils-lineup-443638