Cannes: Quentin Dupieux's 'Deerskin' to Open Directors' Fortnight

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Jean Dujardin in 'Deerskin'

The film, starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, will open the sidebar May 15.

Quentin Dupieux's Deerskin has been tapped as the opening night film for the Directors' Fortnight lineup at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which is set to run May 14-25.

The film features Oscar winner Jean Dujardin as a man so obsessed with buying a new jacket he ends up losing all his savings and is plunged into a life of crime.

The thriller, co-starring Cesar winner and Cannes regular Adele Haenel, will launch the sidebar on May 15 as part of the same opening ceremony during which Halloween and Escape From New York director John Carpenter will be honored with the annual Carrosse d'Or, or Golden Coach, prize.

Gaspar Noe's disco fever dream Climax topped the section's prizes last year.

This year marks the first edition under the leadership of new creative director Paolo Moretti.