The first major documentary to cover the history of the Cannes Film Festival is to shoot at this year’s edition, with the aim of delivering in time for the festival’s 75th anniversary in 2022.
Cannes Uncut will mix archive material with interviews and footage filmed at the 74th edition, which will take place from July 6-17. It will be produced by the UK’s Special Treats Productions, which is known for producing electronic press kits and junkets for the film and TV industries but also documentaries. It will be produced by Special Treats CEO Colin Burrows.
The interview and production team comprises Burrows, critic. former Edinburgh International Film Festival artistic director and former Screen reviews editor Mark Adams, film journalist Chris Pickard, and Richard Blanshard, who was an official photographer at the festival for more than 20 years.
The team said the documentary would “celebrate the great films as well as the wild parties; the spectacular promotional stunts as well as the iconic talents; the glorious successes and the infamous failures”.