This year’s Palme D’Or winner to close French fest
Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” the Palme D’Or winner in this year’s Cannes, is the closing movie of the French Film Festival, set at Shangri-La Plaza Mall from June 8 to 19.
Top-billed by Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, the Cannes winner is distributed by local firm Pioneer Films, which lent it to the French embassy-sponsored festival. Pioneer lent two other high-profile French films—Luc Besson’s “Adele: Rise of the Mummy” and “Arthur 2: The Revenge of Maltazard,” to the fest.
Martin Macalintal, audio-visual attaché of the French embassy, said a diverse collection of films that represents contemporary French cinema was selected for the event.
Apart from Besson’s animated (“Arthur”) and action-adventure (“Adele”) flicks, there are drama (“7 Years”) and children’s (“Trouble at Timpeltill”) films on the list.