Backup Films tours all Cannes Film Festival selections with 7 films.



7 films financed through the Backup Films agency will compete in the three different selections of the Cannes Film Festival.

Official selection

On tour, by Mathieu Amalric, has been selected as one of the French entries in this year's edition of the Official Competition. This fourth highly coloured feature film by the actor-director, follows a troop of New Burlesque on the roads of France. It is the first time Mathieu Amalric represents France at the Cannes Film Festival. On tour is produced by Les Films du Poisson in association with COFICUP – Backup Films.

Black heaven is Gilles Marchand's second feature film and the second time the director is in the Special Screenings slot, which had already revealed him to the audience in 2002 with his first feature Qui a tué Bambi ? This thriller blurs the limits between reality and virtual reality. Black heaven is produced by Haut et Court in association with COFICUP – Backup Films.

Adrienn Pal by Agnes Kocsis competes in the Un Certain Regard selection and sees a nurse, on a quest to fulfill herself, searching into her past and dealing with the selectivity of one's memories and the uncertainty of the past.  Adrienn Pal is produced by KMH Film in association with the Backup Films Agency.

Semaine Internationale de la Critique

Rubber by Quentin Dupieux will be showcased in a Special Screening during this 49th edition of la Semaine de la Critique. This road movie follows a psychopatic and telepathic pneumatic tire on a killing spree through the Californian desert. Rubber is produced by Realitism Films in association with the Backup Films Agency.

Directors' Fortnight

Everything will be fine by Christoffer Boe, will compete for Denmark in the Directors Fortnight. This psychological and intense thriller will take us into a political conspiracy, as we follow a highly stressed-out director. Christoffer Boe already won the Caméra d’Or Prize for Reconstruction at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Everything will be fine is produced by Alphaville Pictures and Lovestreams Agnès B. in association with SOFICA COFICUP – a fund operated by Backup Films.

All good children is Alicia Duffy's first feature film and will compete for the Caméra d’Or Prize. Highly Acclaimed with her short films (Cinéfondation Prize in 2001, Palme d’Or for short film in 2003), the director tackles the difficult mourning process of a child that is left on his own and who is desperate to be loved. All good children is produced by Caveman Films in association with the Backup Films Agency.

The light thief by Aktan Arym Kubat completes Backup films’ productions selected in the Directors Fortnight. The Kyrgiz troublemaker highlights the strange relationship between his fellow-citizens and the Russian mafia in a feature film which has just recently been caught up with the headline news with a real revolution in Kirghiztan. The light thief is produced by ASAP Films in association with the Backup Films Agency.


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