Vienna-based sales outfit Autlook Filmsales has acquired global rights for the new documentary Cannes Uncut featuring Tilda Swinton, Ken Loach, Sharon Stone and an extensive array of filmmakers, actors and film industry professionals.
Cannes Uncut revels in the glamour, red carpets, movies, craziness, stunts, deals, parties and personalities that sees the business of show business implant itself for two weeks every year on the French Riviera. It offers an exciting high-adrenaline, roller-coaster taste of what the festival has come to represent over the decades and what it might offer in the future.
With extensive insight from Thierry Frémaux, the head of the festival alongside Cannes regulars Tilda Swinton, Juliette Binoche and Léa Seydoux; filmmakers such as Oliver Stone, Lynne Ramsay, Mike Leigh, Quentin Tarantino, Sean Baker, Ken Loach and Wim Wenders; and a supporting cast including producers, journalists, photographers, executives, festival programmers, fashion designers, party organisers and hotel managers, the film takes an exhilarating look behind the scenes of the world’s most famous film festival.
The film is co-directed by Richard Blanshard and Roger Penny, and produced by Colin Burrows, Blanshard and Critical Divide’s Mark Adams and Chris Pickard and is ready for release later this year. It is created by Adams and Pickard.
“Cannes has always had this mystery and fascination to it. It is fun to be able to invite film lovers, industry insiders and red carpet enthusiasts to the Riviera to take a look behind-the-scenes” says Autlook’s CEO Salma Abdalla.