It is official! Louder Than Bombs, director Joachim Trier’s first English language feature, will be in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Here’s the tweet from Festival de Cannes:
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) April 16, 2015
The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Amy Ryan, and David Strathairn. The screenplay is by Trier and his long-time writing partner, Eskil Vogt.
This morning’s Cannes press conference announcing the official selection is available in both video and audio formats.
Variety and many other outlets covered the press conference. Here is what Variety has to say:
In a further sign of the ever-increasing globalization of film culture, two highly regarded European directors will make their Cannes competition debuts with English-lingo efforts: Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos (“Dogtooth”) with “The Lobster,” an out-there sci-fier with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and Norwegian director Joachim Trier with “Louder Than Bombs,” a family drama with Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg. And Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino will bring his latest English-language drama, “Youth,” toplining Michael Caine and also featuring Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano and Harvey Keitel.
The Norwegian film resource Montage has provided the first images from the film:
Stay tuned here for more information! Congratulations to all involved with this film! In case you had not noticed, Byrneholics Everywhere are excited about this film! wink