New films from "Call Me By Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino,and Robert Rodriguez, along with "The Lighthouse" (from "The Witch" helmer Robert Eggers) will debut at Cannes Directors' Fortnight. Oh, and a Netflix film.

That's notable because the official festival just banned Netflix films for the second year in a row. Although the Directors’ Fortnight runs concurrently with the Cannes Fest (May 15-25), it's been run independently by the French Directors Guild for 50 years.

The Netflix entry that will be showing at Directors' Fortnight is the horror film "Wounds" by Babak Anvari, whose previous film was "Under the Shadow." It premiered at the Sundance film festival and will be distributed internationally by Netflix.

The fest's new director, Paolo Moretti said this year’s lineup showcases 16 films from directors who have never presented a film at Cannes before. "That’s what Directors’ Fortnight is meant to be doing — be a launchpad for new auteurs who are making fresh, bold choices," he told Variety.

He was particularly fond of "The Lighthouse," which stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, calling it a "hypnotic two-hander."

Here are the films scheduled for Directors’ Fortnight:
"Alice and the Mayor" (directed by Nicolas Pariser)
"And Then We Danced" (directed by Levan Akin)
"Blow It to Bits" (directed by Lech Kowalski)
"Deerskin" (directed by Quentin Dupieux) – opening film
"Dogs Don’t Wear Pants" (directed by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää)
"First Love" (directed by Takashi Miike)
"An Easy Girl" (directed by Rebecca Zlotowski)
"For the Money" (directed by Alejo Moguillansky)
"Ghost Tropic" (directed by Bas Devos)
"Give Me Liberty" (directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky)
"The Halt" (directed by Lav Diaz)
"The Lighthouse" (directed by Robert Eggers)
"Lillian" (directed by Andreas Horwath)
"Oleg" (directed by Juris Kursietis)
"The Orphanage" (directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat)
"Les Particules" (directed by Blaise Harrison)
"Perdrix" (directed by Erwan Le Duc)
"Sick, Sick, Sick" (directed by Alice Furtado)
"Song Without a Name" (directed by Melina León)
"Tlamess" (directed by Ala Eddine Slim)
"To Live to Sing" (directed by Johnny Ma)
"Wounds" (directed by Babak Anvari)
"Yves" (directed by Benoît Forgeard) – closing film
"Zombi Child" (directed by Bertrand Bonello)

Special screenings
"Red 11" (directed by Robert Rodriguez)
"The Staggering Girl" (directed by Luca Guadagnino)

[Via The Guardian]