The Cannes Film Festival has added a special out of competition screening for the directorial debut by legendary French actress Fanny Ardant.
Cendres Et Sang, about a woman who returns from exile to Marseille and is reunited with her family only to stir up old rivalries, will screen on Friday May 22.
Starring in the film is Ronit Elkabetz and a host of newcomers and established Romanian actors. Ardant herself will appear in Tsai Ming-Liang’s competition film, Face.
Paolo Branco is executive producer on the film which will be sold by his Alfama Films. As this is a feature directorial debut, the film is also eligible for the Camera d’Or prize.