In another announcement overnight, the Australian short film Bear directed by Nash Edgerton has been selected for Competition at the prestigious Festival de Cannes 2011. Bear joins an exceptional line-up of Australian films announced to screen at Cannes this year.
Produced by Lauren Edwards and John Polson and written by Nash Edgerton and David Michôd, Bear is an 11-minute short film about Jack, his new girlfriend and lessons he hasn’t quite learnt. The film was produced by Blue-Tongue Films, in association with Peachy Pictures, Tropfest and fxphd. The screening at Cannes will mark Bear’s world premiere.
Bear is the fourth Australian film announced for Cannes this year. Over the past week, Julia Leigh’s debut feature Sleeping Beauty was selected to screen In Competition and writer and director Ivan Sen’s Toomelah was selected to screen in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. Snowtown, directed by rising talent Justin Kurzel, was also selected to screen in Cannes at the International Critics’ Week.
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