Screen partnered with The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair, London to host a pre-Cannes drinks reception on Tuesday May 7.
The event was attended by guests from across the UK film industry, including Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films, who will be in Cannes with Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You which is playing in Competition, and actress Emily Beecham and Tristan Goligher, Gerardine O’Flynn and Valentina Brazzini of The Bureau, who will also be in Cannes with a Competition title, Little Joe directed by Jessica Hausner.
Others attending the reception included Curzon CEO Philip Knatchbull; Lee Jury, senior vice president, Walt Disney Studios & Integrated Marketing; Jim Reeve, director of Great Point Media; and special guest Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes.
Refreshments were provided by Bogart Spirits, a partnership between Bogart’s and ROK Drinks.
Cannes Film Festival opens on Wednesday, May 14 with Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.