Danny Plunkett in London
Love Live Long , the first feature from Mike Figgis since 2003's Cold Creek Manor, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28. It will launch internationally in the market at Cannes on May 18.
Written and directed by Figgis, the film was shot over seven days in London, Istanbul and Bratislava and is set against the background of international supercar event the 2007 Gumball Rally. It stars Sophie Winkleman and Daniel Lapaine.
The film is a co-production between Gumball 3000 Films and Mike Figgis' production company, Red Mullet and is produced by Mike Figgis and Patrick Fischer. The executive producers are Maximillion Cooper and Julie Brangstrup for Gumball 3000 Films. Post-production was done in Figgis's London studio using Final Cut and Pro Tools. Mike and Arlen Figgis, father and son, have collaborated on both score and edit.
International sales are being handled by Swipe Films, which previously sold Figgis's 2004 documentary Co/Ma.
Frank Mannion of Swipe Films says: 'This is classic Mike Figgis territory and his fans won't be disappointed by the voyeurism of this film. Films such as Michael Winterbottom's 9 Songs show that independent films can break out of the market in Cannes. I think Love Live Long will certainly live long in the memory for those who view it there.'