The Cannes Directors Fortnight sidebar will open with Danishanimated/live-action film Princess. This is the first time in 29 years that a Danishfilm has made the Fortnight cut.
The 80% animated, 20% live-action work is directed by first-time featuredirector Anders Morgenthaler, whose short Araki- The Killing of a Japanese Photographer was shown at Cannes 2003.
Princess tells the story of aman who returns home after his porn-star sister's death. The brother abandonshis work as a priest and swears to avenge the death of his sister byeliminating all pornographic material in which she appeared. Joining him on theviolent journey is his 5-year-old orphaned niece.
The Princess cast includes StineFischer Christensen and Thure Lindhardt. The film is a co-production fromZentropa and Shotgun Pictures with a budget of $1.5m (Euros 1.2m).
Although the full Directors Fortnight line up won't be revealed until nextweek, organisers also announced that the sidebar will include Korean film The Hostby Bong Joon-ho, which will have its world premiere during the festival.
The fantasy tale tells the story of a half-witted father desperatelyfighting to rescue his daughter from a terrifying creature.
The Host stars Song Gang-ho andPark Hae-il who both worked with the director on 2003's Memories Of Murder.
The Host was produced byChungeorahm Films on an $11m budget. Sales are being handled by Cineclick Asia.