Six films added to the official selection
by Fabien Lemercier
30/04/2012 - The official selection for the 65th Cannes Film Festival (from May 16 to 27 – read more) has just become six films longer. British film Trashed by Candida Brady has been added to the festival’s Special Screenings, while Australian feature film The Sapphires by Wayne Blair and American-French co-production Maniac by Franck Khalfoun (production: La Petite Reine – international sales: Wild Bunch) will now feature among the Midnight Screenings.
At the Certain Regard (article), there are now 20 films in the selection, notably closing film Renoir by Gilles Bourdos. This fourth feature by the filmmaker discovered with Disparus (lit. “Disappeared” - Directors’ Fortnight in 1998) stars Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers, Christa Theret, and Thomas Doret. Written by the film director and Jérôme Tonnerre with Michel Spinosa, Renoir is set in 1915 when the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, at the end of his life, finds new inspiration and energy in his last model, Andrée, with whom his son Jean will also fall in love when he returns wounded from the war. This Fidélité Films production, for which Alexandre Desplat composed the soundtrack, will be released in France by Mars Distribution and has been sold worldwide by Wild Bunch.
Two other films have also been selected to join the Certain Regard: Gimme the Loot by American director Adam Leon and Djeca by Aida Begic, whose first feature, Snow [trailer], won the Critics’ Grand Prize in Cannes in 2008. Her new film is co-produced by Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Germany and France, and its international sales agent is Pyramide.
Finally, Final Cut - Hölgyeim És Uraim by Hungarian director György Pálfi (read more) will close the Cannes Classics programme.
(Translated from French)