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Roman Polanski’s Latest Added to Cannes Film Festival

Variety logo Variety 4/27/2017 Pat Saperstein
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The Cannes Film Festival has added Roman Polanski’s “Based on a True Story” (D’Apres Une Histoire Vraie) to the official selection — playing out of competition — along with several other new titles.

Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner and Vincent Perez star in Polanski’s French-language film about a writer and her obsessive admirer. Olivier Assayas co-wrote the screenplay with Polanski, based on a novel by Delphine de Vigan. Sony Pictures Classics is U.S. distributor; Lionsgate sells worldwide rights.

“Force Majeure” director Ruben Ostlund’s art world satire “The Square,” starring Elizabeth Moss and Dominic West, will play in competition. Sales are handled by Coproduction Office.

Un Certain Regard has added screenings of Santiago Mitre’s “La Cordillera” and Li Ruijun’s “Walking Past the Future.”

New special screenings will include Barbet Schroeder’s new documentary “Le Venerable W.,” the last in his “trilogy of evil” series, and Eric Caravaca’s “Carre 35.”

Longtime French director Andre Techine will be honored with a tribute and screening of his new film “Nos annees folles,” while Tony Gatlif’s “Djam” will screen on the beach with a concert event.

The festival has also added a children’s screening of “Zombillenium.”

Related video: The best, weirdest and most memorable moments from Cannes (via Harper's Bazaar) 



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