Free screening in tribute to Oscar-winning director Malik Bendjelloul.

Protagonist Pictures and the Swedish Film Institute are to host a screening of Searching for Sugar Man in Cannes as a tribute to director Malik Bendjelloul who died this week.

The free screening is scheduled to take place this Sunday (May 18) at 9.30am in Cinema Star 1. 

The 36-year-old Swedish director, who committed suicide at his home in Stockholm this week, won a host of awards for his remarkable story of singer Rodriguez, including the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and the BAFTA for Best Documentary Film.

Protagonist Pictures handled international sales for the film.