Guild members with films at Cannes this year include:
MOIRA BUFFINI, who wrote the screenplay for Tamara Drewe, based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds and directed by Stephen Frears, which will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival next week. She will be in conversation with journalist Jason Solomons on Wednesday 19 May, 9.30- 10.30 at the UK Film Centre, in the International Village, pavilion no. 121. The event is free but booking essential www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk.
PAUL LAVERTY, who wrote the screenplay for Route Irish which will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday 20 May at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Directed by Ken Loach and produced by Rebecca O'Brien, Route Irish is a tense triangular love story of two friends and the woman they both love. The men work as private security contractors in Iraq. Together they risk their lives in a city awash with violence and greed. When one of them is killed on Route Irish (the notoriously dangerous stretch of road linking Baghdad airport with the Green Zone) his friend rejects the official explanation and is determined to investigate the truth. Route Irish is a Sixteen Films Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch production made with the support of Les Films de Fleuve, BIM, Diaphana, Tornasol and Alta. Other financiers are France 2 and North West Vision Media. Wild Bunch is handling international sales.
MIKE LEIGH, whose new film, Another Year, starring Jim Broadbent and Imelda Staunton, will premier at the Cannes Film Festival next week. He will be in conversation with Stuart Kemp, U.K. Bureau Chief, Hollywood Reporter Tuesday 18 May, 9.00-10.00 at the UK Film Centre, in the International Village, pavilion no. 121. See www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk for more information.