BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS - CANNES 2019
A GIRL’S ROOM
Thriller | FRANCE, FINLAND
An aspiring rapper, Elina, 15, is forced to leave Finland and move to the South of France when her mother finds a French boyfriend. Elina is immediately drawn to her new step-sister Sofia, 17, a charismatic ballet dancer who leads a double life full of boys and drugs. Soon, Elina and Sofia’s friendship turns into a power game with toxic consequences.
OTHER | INDIA
Anjali, a doctor from a conservative Rajasthani Family, is caught between being the traditional good daughter and the young, modern woman. When an unexpected love shatters her seemingly perfect world, Anjali must confront her own desires and risk losing the thing most important to her: her family.
THRILLER | USA
Becoming Brie’ is a social thriller that follows Sabeen (30) who takes all the crap that society throws at her with a smile. But there’s only so much one woman can take; her alter ego (Brie) starts to emerge, intent on fighting back against those who want to ‘keep her in her place’.
DREW V. MARKE
BLACK BARBIE: A DOCUMENTARY
DOCUMENTARY | USA
Black Barbie: A Documentary charts the rise of the most iconic girl toy brand of all time through the eyes of the filmmaker’s aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell, who spent 45 years working at Mattel.
CAFE NEW YORK
DRAMA | TURKEY AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRY (TBD)
‘Cafe New York’ takes place in Istanbul, where the effects of the Syrian war spill over into a hip waterfront cafe, causing tension and connection among lovers, smugglers, rescuers and police officers.
SCI-FI | UK, USA
In a remote forest, a couple and a stranger witness a blazing disc crash to earth which forces them to read each other’s minds. Their sexuality, morality and capacity for violence are all tested.
DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING
DRAMA | FRANCE, CYPRUS, GREECE
Young Iris’ curiosity en-kindles when she runs into her long-absent father. Attempting to create a bond with him slowly blurs her perceived reality.
EL COMENSAL (THE DINNER GUEST)
DRAMA | SPAIN
In order to deal with her mother's sudden death and her father's emotional block, Iciar starts investigating her grandfather's kidnapping and murder in 1977 by terrorist group ETA.
POLLY AND SUE
COMEDY | UK
Two unlikely friends take a road trip across the UK in search of freedom, fulfilment and KFC!
TREES OF PEACE
DRAMA | USA, RWANDA
When four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Rwandan genocide, their 81-day fight for survival forges an unbreakable sisterhood. Inspired by true events.