8 Canadians to Watch at Cannes: 3 w/Cosmopolis: Cronenberg, Gadon, HampshireCannes David Cronenberg Emily Hampshire Sarah Gadon
Two of the eight Canadians are cast in Cosmopolis–Gadon and Hampshire– and one is the director! Way to REPRESENT Cosmopolis! The fourth is David Cronenberg’s son, Brandon, in his feature film debut.
From CBC News Arts & Entertainment section, full story at this Link :
The Cannes Film Festival, that star-studded reverie on the French Riviera, begins May 16, and this year’s lineup features an impressive slate of Canadian talent.
The Canuck contingent this year includes a legendary provocateur and his filmmaking son, two acting ingénues and some hot young talent from Quebec.
|From CBC story [Evan Agnosti/Associated Press]|
Canada’s master of psychological drama has been to Cannes countless times, but this year’s offering has more marquee appeal than usual.
Based on a slim but potent novel by Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis stars Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson as a billionaire New York asset manager who encounters a disturbing cast of characters during one indelible day in New York.
The quick pitch: American Psycho meets Occupy Wall Street. David Cronenberg’s son, Brandon, will be screening his debut film Antiviral at Cannes.
In what has to be one of the most feel-good Canadian film stories ever, David Cronenberg will be joined in Cannes by his filmmaking son, Brandon.
Cronenberg fils seems to share his father’s interest in bodily horror, but he’s also emerging as a director in his own right.
Brandon’s creepy feature debut, Antiviral, is a commentary on celebrity and infectious disease. It revolves around a rogue medic (Caleb Landry Jones) who steals live viruses from movie stars in order to sell them to rabid fans.
Although not biologically related, this young actress is very much part of the Cronenberg cohort at Cannes this year.
Having attracted significant attention as Carl Jung’s cuckolded wife in Cronenberg senior’s 2011 film, A Dangerous Method, Gadon also appears in his dark new drama, Cosmopolis. She plays an even more prominent role in Brandon Cronenberg’s debut, Antiviral.
|From CBC story [Chris Young/Canadian Press]|
This actress, who has appeared in movies such as The Trotsky and Snowcake, has a key role in Cosmopolis.
While in Cannes, Hampshire and Gadon will also be the recipients of the first inaugural Birks Canadian Diamond, an award presented by the Canadian diamond retailer to “recognize the accomplishments of up-and-coming Canadian talent who allow our country to be celebrated on the international stage.”