FilmNation Makes ‘11 Buzzy Movies for Sale at Cannes’ List by Variety

May 17, 2023

FilmNation is proud to announce that 5 of our titles have been listed on this year’s ‘11 Buzzy Movies for Sale at Cannes’ list by Variety.

Two of our highly anticipated titles, 'Black Flies' and 'Firebrand,' are set to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. 'Black Flies' directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire boasts a stellar cast including Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Katherine Waterston, Michael Pitt, and Mike Tyson. This edge-of-your-seat thriller delves into the intense and harrowing reality of paramedics in New York City, featuring crackling chemistry between Penn and Sheridan.

'Firebrand,' directed by Karim Aïnouz, brings together the talents of Alicia Vikander and Jude Law in a captivating exploration of the final days of Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr. With stunning costumes, grand pageantry, and remarkable performances, this adult drama has all the makings of an awards season contender.

In addition to our premieres, we are excited to present three films as part of our sales packages: 'The Crow,' 'Lords of War,' and 'Cooler.' 'The Crow,' directed by Rupert Sanders, is a full reboot of the cult franchise, featuring Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs, and Danny Huston. This dark and brooding tale follows a musician who is resurrected after a brutal murder. With Sanders' polished action style and the talented cast, 'The Crow' promises to captivate audiences and breathe new life into the beloved character.

'Lords of War,' directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgård, explores the amoral world of arms dealing. Cage's return as the morally ambiguous protagonist, now joined by Skarsgård as his son, brings a timely and thought-provoking narrative to the screen. Against the backdrop of geopolitical unrest, 'Lords of War' offers a gripping story that will resonate with audiences worldwide.

'Cooler,' directed by Drew Pearce and starring Dave Bautista, takes viewers on an epic journey through Miami Beach. Bautista shines as a South Beach bouncer on a quest for redemption and the recovery of a stolen drug-filled safe. As he navigates the vibrant city, the stakes are raised, and audiences are treated to a thrilling and action-packed ride. 'Cooler' showcases Bautista's talent in a role that fits him like a glove.

As the 2023 Cannes Film Festival approaches, FilmNation is proud to be at the forefront of the market, presenting a diverse lineup of films that push boundaries, captivate audiences, and ignite the imaginations of both industry professionals and film enthusiasts alike.

Read the whole article on Variety.