The tidal wave of product that swept up on Cannes’ shore on the eve of the market made buyers warier than ever, however the result was steady international trade punctuated by notable US buys.
EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon board Number 9’s drama starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.
EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi-Kurdish director Hiner Saleem is in Cannes with Un Certain Regard title My Sweet Pepperland [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Award-winning picture was a co-production between Mexico’s Zensky Cine, Imcine Foprocine, Ceuc and Berlin-based Autentika Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Australian outfit pre-buys Jim Mickle’s revenge-thriller.
From targeting the best festival for a premiere to connecting with rising talents, Wendy Mitchell asks the experts how new producers can make the most of festivals
Financing independent films is notoriously tough, so how can new producers attract backing? Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the seasoned professionals
First-time producers should understand the commercial appeal of their film and know when to approach a sales company. Andreas Wiseman speaks to key industry sellers about what newcomers need to know about working with them
David Hasselhoff took to the beach in Cannes this week, this time for business meetings not for Baywatch duty.
Leon Forde talks to Amit Kumar about his feature debut Monsoon Shootout, which screens in Cannes as a Midnight Screening.
Jeremy Kay talks to Terry Gilliam about his latest feature The Zero Theorem, which just wrapped production in Romania.
Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, Miss Julie stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Mark Salisbury visits the set and speaks to the director about relocating August Strindberg’s masterpiece to Northern Ireland
Andreas Wiseman talks to director David Mackenzie, actor Jack O’Connell and producer Gillian Berrie about new prison-drama Starred Up, which Independent will be shopping in Cannes.
Writer-director Anthony Wilcox’s London-set debut feature Hello Carter is a comedy adapted from his buzz short of the same name.
Documentaries are booming at Cannes, both in selection and the market. Melanie Goodfellow looks at this year’s crop and asks the experts about the current appetite for non-fiction work.
The rise of high frame rate and 4K technology will be among the points of discussion at France’s Dimension 3 (June 18-21). By Melanie Goodfellow.