Morel's 'Apres' set for Fortnight


PARIS -- French helmer Gael Morel's latest film, "Apres lui" (After him), will hold its world premiere May 21 as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar at the Festival de Cannes, organizers said Tuesday.

The film, which stars Catherine Deneuve as a woman who becomes dangerously obsessed with her son's best friend after he dies in a car accident, will be released in Gallic theaters May 23.

Morel's follow-up to 2004's "3 Dancing Slaves" and 2002's "Under Another Sky" also stars Thomas Dumerchez, Guy Marchand and Elodie Bouchez. Director's Fortnight will take place May 17-27 and the full lineup will be announced May 3.