April 28, 2010
Film4 Films – Cannes Film Festival News.
London – Film4, the film financing division of Channel 4, is celebrating today after the Cannes Film Festival announced that it has selected Mike Leigh’s Another Year and Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom to screen in competition for the Palme d’Or and Prize Un Certain Regard, respectively.
Another Year tells the story of a happily-married middle-aged couple who endure other people’s problems and stars Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman and David Bradley.
Chatroom is a contemporary tale of disenchanted youths who meet online and features Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray, Daniel Kaluuya.
Tessa Ross, Controller of Film4 and Channel 4 Drama, said: “In a year when we are celebrating that film is now protected under Channel 4’s public service remit, we are delighted that Another Year and Chatroom have been selected to compete at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. We congratulate everyone who has worked on these projects.”
Film4 will be attending the Cannes Film Festival with a diverse slate of feature films from both established and new directors. Film4 continues to encourage and support creativity in the UK and this year will see British comedy talent including Chris Morris, Richard Ayoade and Joe Cornish make their directing debuts.
Film4 is happy to be working once again with Danny Boyle on his new film, 127 Hours, which is currently shooting in Utah and is excited to be involved in Pawel Pawlikowski’s The Woman In The Fifth, Miranda July’s The Future, Kevin Macdonald’s The Eagle Of The Ninth and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go.