Yet another name is added to the list of Romanian participants in this year’s Cannes Festival. Roland Edzard’s feature film debut, “La fin du silence” (France-Austria co-production), was included in one of the major parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. One of the film’s stars is the much-beloved Maia Morgenstern, awarded, on her birthday, May 1, a star on the Romanian Walk of Fame.
The film tells the tale of an isolated family living in the Vosges. Following an argument, Jean, the youngest son, is chased away from home. Joining a group of hunters, he learns how to kill. On the very next night, his mother’s car is set on fire and he is under suspicion. Jean decides to go away.
The French director Roland Edzard (born in 1980) studied in Strasbourg (1999-2003) and graduated from the Fresney School of Arts. This is his first feature film.
This year’s section includes 21 feature films and 14 shorts.
The section will kick off with the Belgian production “La Fee”, a tale filled with burlesque situations, which the critics defined as “very visual”. The general delegate of the section, Frederic Boyer, recently underlined the organizers’ intention to bring, to Cannes, different films, from a variety of geographical spaces, joined, however, by their capacity to reflect upon the world today.
“La fin du silence” will be presented, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Hotel Marriot-Théatre Croisette, from 11am and, respectively, from 7:30pm. Another screening is scheduled for Monday, May 16, in the morning (11:30am), at the Arcades Hall, opposite the Palais. This year, also, a re-run of the entire programme will be presented at a cinema in the Cannes quarter of La Bocca.