New films, film producers, directors and distributors will have a serious red carpet gathering at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival from 13 to 24 May.
The french riviera in the Mediterranean coastline of the south eastern corner of France has been spotted for its 300 days of sunshine by aristocrats, artists and writers since the end of the 18th century. The film industry added glamour and entertainment, making Cannes a popular venue for the Palme d’Or award.
In the line of Finnish celluloid creativity, Thomas by Miika Soini, Iris Olsson’s short documentary Between Dreams and Aki Kaurismäki’s classic documentary Balalaika Show featuring a concert with the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov ensemble are representing Finland; secretly wishing to bring the coveted Palme d’Or award back home.
Founded in 1959, The Marché du Film (Film Market) brings creativity and financial dynamics together facilitating negotiations and deals in the film industry. Finnish films having market screenings are Dome Karukoski’s Forbidden Fruit, One Foot Under by Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Sauna by AJ Annila and Tears of April by Aku Louhimies.
A new issue of the Truth Today mock newspaper, featuring news on the latest sci-fi film Iron Sky by Timo Vuorensola, will be distributed in Screen Daily and in the city of Cannes.
Susan Fourtané – HT