The Cannes Film Festival has added another seven titles to its Official Selection.
They include UK filmmaker Candida Brady’s documentary Trashed about the environment and the world’s garbage, featuring actor Jeremy Irons as he travels the globe – stopping off in Iceland, Vietnam and Brazil – looking at the problem. The film will receive a special screening.
There are two new Midnight Screening titles: Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires and Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac.
Actor and theatre director Blair’s debut feature The Sapphires [pictured] is based on the true story of a 1960s aboriginal pop group billed as Australia’s answer to The Supremes. Goalpost is handling international sales.
Khalfoun’s Maniac is a remake of William Lustig’s cult horror film about a serial killer, starring Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder. The picture is produced by Thomas Langmann and Alexandre Aja.
The pictures in Un Certain Regard have been increased to 20 in total with the arrival of Bosnian director Aida Begic’s Djeca, American filmmaker Adam Leon’s debut Gimme the Loot and Gilles Bourdos’s sumptuous bio-pic Renoir, about the artist’s twilight years and his relationship with a beautiful young model and his battle-shaken son Jean Renoir, who was on the verge of breaking into film.
The festival also announced that György Pálfi’s “montage film” Final Cut - Hölgyeim És Uraim – a new film created out of some 400 films — from produced by Bela Tarr will close the Cannes Classics sidebar on May 25.
The additional Official Selection titles are:
Trashed, dir. Candida Brady (UK)
The Sapphires, dir. Wayne Blair (Australia)
Maniac, dir. Franck Khalfoun (US/France)
Un Certain Regard
Djeca, dir. Aida Begic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Gimme the Loot, dir. Adam Leon (US)
Renoir, dir. Gilles Bourdos (France) (closing film)
Final Cut - Hölgyeim És Uraim, dir. György Pálfi (Hungary)