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Sunday 20 May
Screenings
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Cannes Market News
Director:
Alejandro Solar Luna
Synopsis:
On 5 February 1970, Carlos
Castañeda de la Fuente tried to assassinate
Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
as revenge for the student massacre
in Tlatelolco on 2 October 1968, for which
he was condemned to oblivion in a psychiatric
hospital, where he remained for 23 years.
Next screening: 22 May, 16:00, Palais C
FAT KID RULES THE WORLD
Usa, 100’, Drama
Olympia 2
Sales:
Outsider Pictures. Tel.: 33 6 30 18 38 30
Section:
Market
Director:
Matthew Lillard
Casting:
JacobWysocki, Matt O’Leary,
Billy Campbell, Dylan Arnold, Lili Simmons
Synopsis:
Troy Billings is 17, overweight
and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front
of a bus, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming
high school dropout/street musician.
The two begin an uneasy friendship when
Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy
to become the drummer in a new punk rock
band.As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows,
Troy’s father becomes increasingly concerned
about his son’s new friendship.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
(Premiere)
Australia, 100’, Comedy
Olympia 4
Sales:
Arclight Films (Lérins Stand S5/S6).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 88 28
Section:
Market
Director:
Peter Templeman
Casting:
Ryan Kwanted, Sarah Snook,
Ryan Corr, Bojana Novakovic,Alice Parkinson
Synopsis:
Jonah is a freewheeling guy
in the prime of his life.
STARLET (Premiere)
107’
Olympia 6
Sales:
Rezo. Tel.: 33 4 93 68 71 37
Section:
Market
ANTIVIRAL (Premiere)
Canada, 110’
Olympia 7
Sales:
Tf1 Int’l (Riviera Stand H3).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 33 08
Section:
Market
Director:
Brandon Cronenberg
Casting:
Caleb Landry Jones, Douglas Smith,
Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon
Synopsis:
Syd March is an employee
at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses
harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed
fans. Biological communion, for a price.
Syd also supplies illegal samples of these
viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them
from the clinic in his own body.When
he becomes infected with the disease
that kills super sensation Hannah Geist,
Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid
fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding
her death before he suffers the same fate.
DARLING COMPANION
Usa, 103’, Comedy
Olympia 8
Sales:
Sierra/Affinity. Tel.: 33 4 97 06 84 93
Section:
Market
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Casting:
Mark Duplass, Richard Jenkins,
Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss
Synopsis:
The story of a woman who loves
her dog more than her husband.And then,
her husband loses the dog.
CHEERFUL WEATHER
FOR THE WEDDING (Premiere)
United Kingdom, 86’, Romance
Olympia 9
Sales:
Goldcrest Films
Section:
Market
Director:
Donald Rice
Casting:
Elizabeth McGovern, Felicity Jones,
Mackenzie Crook, Luke Treadaway
Synopsis:
Today is Dolly’s wedding, and her
family is arriving at the manor house with all
the cheerfulness, chaos and petty grievances
that bubble to the surface at such gatherings.
VEGETARIAN CANNIBAL (Premiere)
Croatia, 91’, Drama
Palais C
Sales:
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
(Village Int’l – Riviera Pavillon 133).
Tel.: 33 4 93 99 86 20
Section:
Market
Director:
Branko Schmidt
Casting:
Emir Hadžihafizbegovic, Leon Lucev,
Nataša Janjic, Rene Bitorajac, Zrinka Cvitešic
Synopsis:
Danko is an ambitious and amoral
gynaecologist at Croatia’s leading fertility clinic.
When a colleague is appointed as head of the
clinic, Danko starts a secret war to overthrow
him. Distracted by his campaign, he makes
series of fatal mistakes that result in the death
of a heavily pregnant woman. The father is
a senior politician, and a lucrative government
contract is at stake.
A SIMPLE LOVE STORY (Premiere)
Iran, 100’, Drama
Palais E
Sales:
Farabi Cinema Foundation
(Riviera Stand F11-G8/F13-G10).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 33 16
Section:
Market
Director:
Saman Moghaddam
Casting:
Mahnaz Afshar, Mostafa Zamani,
Homayoun Ershadi, Farhad Ayish,Atila Pesiani
Synopsis:
A simple village girl, Gandom,
is been secretly in love with Ali.
BELLEVILLE TOKYO (Premiere)
France, 90’, Romance
Palais G
Sales:
InsomniaWorld Sales
Section:
Market
Director:
Élise Girard
Synopsis:
Marie is shattered when her
husband Julien, a film critic, informs her on a
station platform, as he heads off on a foreign
trip, that he is leaving her for someone else.
BAD HAIR FRIDAY (Premiere)
Estonia, 100’
Palais I
Sales:
Estonian Film Foundation
(Village Int’l – Pantiero Pavillon 219)
Section:
Market
Director:
Andres Kõpper,Arun Tamm
Casting:
Ivo Uukkivi, Priit Võigemast,
Taavi Teplenkov, Raivo Trass,Ago Roo
Synopsis:
The paths of several groups
cross during one violent night and, in the space
of 24 hours, everything comes up for sale–sex,
friendship, drugs… and people’s lives.
BUGIS STREET REDUX
Hong Kong, 98’, Drama
Palais K
Sales:
Fortissimo Films. Tel.: 33 4 97 97 32 40
Section:
Market
Director:
Yonfan
Casting:
Thi Le Hiep, Michael Lam, Greg-O,
Ernest Seah, David Knight
Synopsis:
Lian, 17, is sent to work as a maid
at a small hotel on Bugis Street, in Singapore.
HOME (Premiere)
Russia, 111’, Drama
Riviera 1
Sales:
Films Boutique (Riviera Stand E10/E12).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 33 28
Section:
Market
Director:
Oleg Pogodin
Casting:
Bogdan Stupka, Catherine
Rednikova, Igor Savochkin, Ivan Dobronravov
Synopsis:
In a large house, in the Russian
steppes, lives the Shamanov family.
Next screening: 21 May, 9:30, Riviera 2
UNIT 7 (Premiere)
Spain, 96’, Thriller
Riviera 3
Sales:
Film Factory Ent’t (Riviera Stand A5)
Section:
Market
Director:
Alberto Rodríguez
Casting:
Antonio de La Torre, Inma Cuesta,
Mario Casas
Synopsis:
Unit 7 has a tough mission:
to clean the most dangerous drug trafficking
networks out of the city and bring an end
to the corrosive power that has taken hold
of the streets.
PERFECT MATCH(ES) (Premiere)
France, 84’, Comedy
Star 1
Sales:
Kinology. Tel.: 33 6 87 51 03 96
Section:
Market
Director:
Christelle D’Aulnat-Raynal
Casting:
Arié Elmaleh,Audrey Lamy,
Elsa Zylberstein, Franck Dubosc, Louise Monot
13:00
IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (Premiere)
South Korea, 88’, Drama
Salle Bazin
(Press)
Sales:
Finecut Co. Ltd. (Riviera Stand E9/F12).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 88 07
Section:
In Competition
Director:
Sangsoo Hong
Casting:
Isabelle Huppert, Junsang Yu,
Yumi Jung
Synopsis:
A young woman and her mother
run away to the seaside town of Mohang
to escape their mounting debt.
DRACULA
Italy, 106’
Salle Buñuel
(Press)
Sales:
Filmexport Group (Riviera Stand G22).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 52 90
Section:
Out of Competition
Director:
Dario Argento
Casting:
Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini,
Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer, Unax Ugalde
Synopsis:
Entirely shot in Stereoscopic 3D.
13:20
FROZEN SILENCE
Spain, 114’, Thriller
Palais H
Sales:
Latido (Riviera Stand A5).
Tel.: 3 46 55 88 79 27
Section:
Market
Director:
Gerardo Herrero
Casting:
Juan Diego Botto, Carmelo Gomez,
Jordi Aquilar, Victor Clavijo
Synopsis:
Two investigators looking
for a serial killer in the worst crime scene: war.
13:30
SAMSARA
Usa, 101’, Documentary
Arcades 1
Sales:
Mpi Media Group (Lérins Stand R9)
Section:
Market
Director:
Ron Fricke
Synopsis:
The connection between humanity
and nature on our imperiled planet through
powerful, rare imagery filmed in 25 countries.
ROAD NORTH (Premiere)
Finland, 110’, Comedy
Arcades 3
Sales:
YellowAffair Oy
Section:
Market
Director:
Mika Kaursimäki
MOON RIDER (Premiere)
Denmark, 81’, Documentary
Gray 2
(No Press, Buyers Only)
Sales:
Levelk
Section:
Market
Director:
Daniel Dencik
Casting:
Rasmus Quaade
Synopsis:
We recognise champions
at their pinnacle. But what does it take
to get them there?
Next screening: 22 May, 12:00, Palais C
EVIL THINGS (Premiere)
Italy, 90’, Thriller
Gray 4
Sales:
Filmexport Group
(Riviera Stand G22).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 52 90
Section:
Market