BACKUP FILMS at Cannes 2005



One year after presenting last year's Cannes sensation Tropical Malady, Backup Films is proud to announce its Cannes 2005 lineup.

Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo's first feature Angosto will start shooting in June near Madrid. Produced by Alta Producciòn in Spain, The Film in France and Fado Filmes in Portugal, Angosto is the first Spanish Film ever to be co-produced by Arte France Cinema.

While Brad Mirman's Shadows in the Sun (sales handled by Peace Arch Films) starring Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani and Joshua Jackson will premiere at this year's Cannes Market, Yilmaz Arslan's Fratricide (sales: Wild Bunch) and Raoul Ruiz's Lost Dominion (sales: Bavaria) will be presented to autumn festivals.

Backup Films’ new slate of films at financing stage to be presented in Cannes includes :

  • Singapore Stage Director Glen Goei's second feature Madam Ai is set in Shanghai in the late thirties and tells the unexpected love story between an aristocratic fifteen-year-old boy and the woman hired to initiate him into manhood before his arranged wedding ;
  • Panda Sex is Chinese novelist superstar Mian Mian's first feature, produced by Tropical Malady's producer Charles de Meaux, it will paint a ruthless yet dandy portrait of contemporary Shanghai ;
  • Zoe Cassavetes' first feature Broken English is a romantic comedy set between New York and Paris and will show thirty-something Nora's quest to find love is not as easy as it seems.


We will be reachable at the terrasse of the Grand Hotel
during the whole festival. Our mobile phone numbers :
Olivier Aknin : +33 62 106 45 10
David Atlan-Jackson : +33 61 473 99 19
Jean-Baptiste Babin : +33 66 209 16 15
Joel Thibout : +33 66 15 777 15


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