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A decent showing for the UK and Ireland in the official selection for Cannes 2024 |  News

A decent showing for the UK and Ireland in the official selection for Cannes 2024 | News

The Cannes Film Festival will have an impressive presence in the UK and Ireland in 2024, including three films from Dublin, London and Belfast-based production company Element Pictures, an Andrea Arnold film. bird The competition features new talents Sandhya Suri and Rungano Nyoni.

Competition remains a tough spot for directors in the UK or Ireland. In 2022, none of them succeeded, while in 2023, British directors Ken Loach and Jonathan Glazer succeeded with… Old oak a duck Area of ​​interest respectively.

This year, Arnold is flying the flag with her sixth film bird Starring Barry Keoghan and Franz Rogowski, the film follows a 12-year-old girl who lives in North Kent with her only father and brother. The film is produced by House Productions, with BBC Film and the BFI among the financiers, and international sales are being handled by British sales company Cornerstone Films.

It is Arnold's fourth time competing after her debut Red road In 2006, Fishbowl In 2009 and American honey In 2016; All three films won the Jury Prize. cow It premiered in 2021 in the premiere section of the Cannes Film Festival.

This year Arnold will also be honored with the Carrosse d'Or for Directors.

Elsewhere in the competition, Fremantle brand Element Pictures appears with Types of kindnesstheir latest collaboration with Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos, sits alongside the body horror of Working Title Subject, Directed by French director Coralie Farget. British-Australian company Brouhaha Entertainment is participating in the thriller film by Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz Destino Motelafter winning the title of the Cannes 2023 competition Firebrand.

Out of Competition is the directorial debut of Greek-French actor Ariane Lapid September says The world premiere will take place in Uncertainty. The film is based on Daisy Johnson's gothic novel SistersMoving the story from England to Ireland. Sackville Film & TV Productions (Ireland), Element Pictures (Ireland/UK) and Crybaby Films (UK) produce, with sales handled by The Match Factory; The film's backers include Screen Ireland, BBC Film and the World Screen Fund in the UK.

Also in “Un Certain Regard” is Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni On becoming a guinea hena follow-up to her first film I'm not a witchwhich bowed in a Directors' Fortnight in 2017. It is produced by Element Pictures with support from A24 and BBC Film.

Mike Goodridge's British band Good Chaos returns to the Croisette, having co-produced the 2022 Palme d'Or winner Triangle of sadness The title of the competition is 2023 Zero Club. This time, with a screen Star of Tomorrow 2023 is the debut of Sandhya Suri's neo-noir narrative Santoshplaying in Un certain respect.

The film follows a recently widowed woman who inherits her husband's job as a police constable in the rural badlands of northern India, where a lower-caste girl is found raped and murdered. Mike Goodridge and James Busher of Good Chaos are the UK producers, along with Frenchmen Balthazar de Jannay and Alain McAlex of India's Suitable Pictures. The BFI and BBC Film are among the backers.

In the Midnight section, Dublin-born director Lorcan Finnegan presents his take on Australia Surfer, Which stars Nicolas Cage and is produced by Tea Shop Productions (UK) alongside Finnegan's Irish company Lovely Productions, Arenamedia (Australia) and Gramercy Park Media (US).

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