CANNES 2017
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On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex (Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Parsons) have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. Aware they can’t afford private school tuition, Judy (Spencer), the director of Jake’s preschool, encourages them to accentuate Jake’s ‘gender variant’ expression to help him stand out and try and get a scholarship. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other.

 
Genre
Drama

Director 
Silas Howard

Cast
Four-times Golden Globe Award Winner
Claire Danes
Golden Globe Award Winner
Jim Parsons
Academy Award Winner
Octavia Spencer
Priyanka Chopra

Domestic Sales Representative

CAA



 


When a regimented, self-obsessed virtuoso violinist (Bridges) is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, he is forced to move back in with his estranged wife (Lane) as he begins treatment. As they attempt to learn how to live with each other again, he experiences a profound change in his behavior which compels him to learn to connect with the music and the people that surround him in astonishing and unexpected ways.

 
Genre
Drama

Director 
Reed Morano

Cast
Academy Award Winner
Jeff Bridges
Academy Award Nominee
Diane Lane

Domestic Sales Representative
CAA
WME




 


From the directors of American Splendor

Inspired by an apocryphal tale, Party of the Century is an unexpected love story between Pete (O’Connell), a working class elevator operator, and Fawn (Moretz), a beautiful Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to the most legendary party of all time, Truman Capote’s Black And White Ball. 
 
Genre
Love Story

Director 
Academy Award Nominees
Robert Pulcini &
Shari Springer Berman

Cast
Jack O'Connell
Chloe Grace Moretz
Josh Gad

Domestic Sales Representative
CAA



 


A young single mother is trapped between rationality and the unexplained as she becomes convinced her little boy has been transformed by something sinister from the depths of a mysterious sinkhole.

 
Genre
Horror

Director 
Lee Cronin

Cast
Seána Kerslake




 



In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Market premiere screenings:
9.45am | Thursday, 18th May | Olympia 5
9.45am | Saturday, 20th May | Olympia 4

Genre
Comedy drama, true story
Director 
Bryan Buckley
Cast

Evan Peters
Academy Award Nominee &
Golden Globe Award Nominee

Barkhad Abdi
Academy Award Nominee
Melanie Griffith
Academy Award Winner
Al Pacino

Domestic Sales Representative
UTA


 



Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further distress. As their relationship deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface. When a local child goes missing and the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his past and discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.

Genre
Horror
Director 
Matthew Holness
Cast

Sean Harris
Alun Armstrong


Features in the
GREAT EIGHT SHOWCASE @ Cannes

4pm-6pm | 17th May 
Gray D’Albion 

Featuring 3 minutes of previously unseen footage

Please RSVP to 

rsvpGREAT@bfi.org.uk




 
STEEL COUNTRY


When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Western Pennsylvania town, a local truck driver, Donald, takes it upon himself to play detective, embarking on an obsessive investigation in order to prove that the boy had been murdered, leading to unthinkable and harrowing consequences.

Genre
Thriller
Director 
Simon Fellows
Cast
Andrew Scott 
Bronagh Waugh
Denise Gough




 



STAND BY sees a conservative family man faced with a life-threatening illness, whose only chance of survival comes in the form of two dubious drifters who offer him a deal that will save his life: they can give him the kidney he needs in exchange for a house. In desperation he accepts their suspicious proposal, only to find himself going down a slippery slope when they change the rules of the game.

Genre
Comedy Drama
Director 
Academy Award Winner &
Golden Globe Award Winner

Armando Bo

Cast
Ed Helms
Bel Powley
Jack Huston

Domestic Sales Representative
UTA


 
Executives Attending CANNES 2017

Hilary Davis
Co-Managing Director
+44(0)7711 782278

Stephen Kelliher
 Director
+44(0)7957 605915

Patrick Howson
Head of Development & Production
+44(0)7828 056606

Yana Georgieva 
International Sales Manager
+44 (0) 7513 546671

Jake Riley-Hunte
International Sales Executive
+44 (0) 7703 466654

Charlie Bury
Acquisitions Manager
+44 (0) 7703 387180

Krisztina Laszlo
International Sales Co-Ordinator
+44 (0) 7821 901930


CANNES OFFICE:
55 La Croisette
6th Floor
tel: + 33 (0) 4.93.39.73.43


Dates: 17th - 23rd May 2017



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