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Title:
Festival in Cannes
Author:
Aimée, Anouk, 1932-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Films, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story revolves around Alice Palmer (Greta Scacchi) a well known actress who has decided to direct her first film of her own script. She is approached by a fan, Kaz Naiman (Zach Norman). She finds out after talking to him that he produces movies and before she knows it, he's out collecting money for her film, 3 million dollars to be exact. But, here's the hitch, the only way they can get the 3 million dollars is if they can get Millie Marquand (Anouk Aimee) to star in the film, But non of this will be easy because a big shot Hollywood producer, Rick Yorkin (Ron Silver) wants to give her a role in a new Tom Hanks film.
General Note:
"A Henry Jaglom film"

Rated: PG-13.

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Language:
English
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UPC:
097363411642
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The romance, intrigue, and industry politics of the world's biggest film festival -- which is also the world's biggest film marketplace -- provides the backdrop for this typically understated comedy-drama from director Henry Jaglom. Alice Palmer (Greta Scacchi) is a well-known American actress who has written a screenplay that she'd like to direct, and she arrives a the Cannes Film Festival to look for investors. Alice has her eyes on veteran star Millie Marquand (Anouk Aimee) to play the lead, but while Millie loves the script, she's been offered a better-paying supporting role in an upcoming Tom Hanks project. Meanwhile, Millie's former husband Viktor Kovner (Maximilian Schell) is a director fallen on hard times who is trying to scare up financing for his own film. Producer Rick Yorkin (Ron Silver) wouldn't mind leaving Millie in the lurch if it meant landing Alice for his next project. Kaz (Zack Norman) is a less-than-scrupulous producer hoping to put some sort of package deal together. And Blue (Jenny Gabrielle) is a young woman whose shoestring budget independent film has become an unexpected smash hit. Shot in the midst of the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, Festival In Cannes features cameos from such stars as Jeff Goldblum, Holly Hunter, Faye Dunnaway, and William Shatner. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi