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NEWS                                                                                                Saturday 12 May 2018
                                                                                                                                   DAY 5

                 BROSNANS IN CANNES

                 FOR DOC PREMIERE

                          EELY Shaye Brosnan and   and ecological dangers of intensive and   CANNES
                          her husband Pierce Brosnan   continuous pesticide applications and the
                          are in Cannes on Monday,   environmental injustice faced by people   CONFIDENTIAL
                          in advance of the market   living in one of the most biologically
                  K premiere of their film      unique and diverse locations on earth.
                 Poisoning Paradise.            Also on Cinema Libre’s Cannes roster   Nerina
                 Keely directs and Pierce is executive   is the Russian-produced animation   Kocjančič
                 producer of the documentary, brought   The Last Prince Of Atlantis, which
                 to Cannes by LA-based producer/  has had “significant offers from China   Head of Promotion
                 distributor Cinema Libre, about   and the Middle East” following market   & Distribution,
                 experiments on the Hawaiian island of   premiere screenings, Cinema Libre
                 Kauai by agrochemical companies.  Chairman Philippe Diaz said. “The film   Slovenian Film Center
                 In an attempt to diversify an economy   will be released in Russia on over 1,000                                          © DR
                 that was overly reliant on tourism,   screens, with negotiations under way
                 policymakers in both Hawaii and   with a major company in the US.”   Astrological Sign       What would you like to say
                 Washington, D.C. encouraged the   While in Cannes Diaz is also finalising an
                 world’s largest biotech companies to use   investment deal with Lily Yang of China’s   Aquarius  to Cate Blanchett?
                 Kauai’s favourable climate and fertile soil   Gaia Studios, to expand Cinema Libre’s         I would ask her, if she is also a
                 to test genetically engineered seeds and   domestic acquisition and distribution             fan of her fellow countryman
                 crops. Corporations including Syngenta,   capabilities. Gaia Studios has worked   You were born on…  Nick Cave.
                 Pioneer DuPont, BASF, and Dow   with Cinema Libre on several domestic   A cold winter morning
                 Agrosciences have since applied hundreds   releases and Yang is attending Cannes this
                 of tons of restricted use pesticides on   year to finalise the agreement with                Outside of Cannes what
                 thousands of acres across the island’s West   Diaz in order to finance the acquisition   Your three favourite films   is your favourite film festival
                 Side, the traditional home of indigenous   of high-profile festival films.  of the last 12 months?  and why?
                 and disenfranchised people.    Cinema Libre International, a Burbank-
                 The film features interviews with local   based mini-studio, has been exhibiting   Of Body and Soul by Ildikó   Various, every one has something
                 residents, scientists, and healthcare   at the Marché for over 30 years.  ✦  Eneydi,  Ana, Mon Amour by   special: Trieste Film Festival,
                 professionals who reveal the hardships             Julian Newby  Cãlin Peter Netzer and The   Transilvania Film Festival,
                                                                               Family by Rok Bicek.           Portoroz Film Festival (Festival of
                                                                                                              Slovenian Film)...I enjoy most of
                                                                               What can we expect             the festivals  I visit.
                                                                               from your company/
                                                                               organisation at Cannes         A post-Weinstein world
                                                                               this year?                     is  a world…

                                                                               Exciting film directors from   Of permanent  fight  for the
                                                                               Slovenia with first and second   rights we once thought were
                                                                               films.                         here forever!

                                                                               When do you usually            Netflix or Amazon?
                                                                               go to bed on a typical night   I don’t have time to watch.
                                                                               during the Festival?
                © DR   Poisoning Paradise
                                                                               Very rarely before 2 am, usually   What are your
                                                                               when I need some recovering    post-Festival plans?
                 A Taste of Thailand in Cannes                                 sleep.                         To finish the production of the
                                                                                                              Blu-ray of the first Slovenian

                                                                               Where are your favourite       sound feature film from 1948.
                 THAILAND has a lot to celebrate at this   (Thailand), M Pictures CoMono Films,   spots to dine in Cannes?
                 year’s Festival, with the work of five Thai   and Sahamongkolfilm International.             How many stamps
                 film-makers showing in the joint project,   There will also be some time for fun.  Around Marché Forville.
                 Ten Years in Thailand, in an out-of-  Always a highlight at the Festival,                    on your passport?
                 competition slot. Additionally, this year,   the Thai Night Cannes 2018 Gala,   Your weirdest   Less than 10.
                 Thailand’s Department of International   will be presided over by HRH Princess   Cannes moment?
                 Trade Promotion (DITP) has organised a   Ubolratana Rajakanya, and will take
                 five-day business-matching initiative   place on Saturday, May 12. The gala,   The rainy edition some years   How long did it take you
                 which will take place at the Thai pavilion   as well as the business meetings series,   ago, when it was heavy rain the   to answer these questions?
                 at Booth N: 22.01 (Palais Level 01). This   are part of a comprehensive plan,   whole day and because of that, I
                 series of one-on-one meetings has been   spearheaded by DITP, to promote   missed one important meeting   Too long. I started too late
                 designed to foster co-operation between   the Thai Film Industry at the Festival.  and one official Festival dinner.  and I have to wake up early.
                 a selection of 10 Thai film companies   The five film-makers participating
                 and international participants at   in Ten Years in Thailand are Aditya
                 the Marché du Film.            Assarat, Chookiat Sakveerakul, Wisit   Majestic, Carlton or Airbnb?
                 Thai participants include Benetonefilms,   Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol   Cannes Agencies.
                 De Warrenne Pictures, Five Star   and Palme d’Or-winner Apichatpong
                 Production, GDH559, Hollywood   Weerasethakul. ✦   Liza Foreman

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