The full line-up for the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which will run May 13th-24th, has been officially released. And we’re thrilled to announce that two films starring HH clients – including a JOHN C. REILLY double bill – will screen In Competition at this year’s festival.
First up is The Lobster, starring HH clients BEN WHISHAW and JOHN C. REILLY. The film, which also stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and Lea Seydoux, is the English-language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and is a blackly funny love story set in a near future, where finding love is a matter of life or death. BEN plays a character called the Limping Man and JOHN is the Lisping Man. Picturehouse Entertainment and Element Pictures Distribution have made a joint acquisition of all U.K./Irish rights to the film, which will have its world premiere ‘In Competition’ at this year’s Cannes. The Lobster is set for release across the U.K. and Ireland this autumn.
The second entry to the 2015 Palme d’Or competition is Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales, which stars SHIRLEY HENDERSON and, again, JOHN C. REILLY. Based on a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile, the film weaves realistic and fantastical elements together into three different storylines, each with a gruesome, dark and macabre twist. JOHN plays the role of King and SHIRLEY plays Imma. Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones also star.
Garrone won the Grand Prix at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his film Reality and The Tale of Tales will mark his English-language film debut, premiering at Cannes. You can check out the twisted trailer below, but be warned: it’s not for the faint of heart!
Having left a distinct mark on last year’s 67th Festival de Cannes ceremonies with his lyrical eloquence and poise, HH client LAMBERT WILSON will once again become Master of Ceremonies and host this year’s festival. He will launch the celebrations by welcoming the Presidents of the 2015 Jury – the Oscar-winning directors and brothers Joel and Ethan Cohen – onto the stage of the Palais des Festivals. He will also host the Awards ceremony to close the Festival on Sunday, May 24th.