FNE at Cannes 2024: New Films from FNE Partner Countries Added to 2024 Cannes’ Official Selection

    Three Kilometres till the End of the World by Emanuel Pârvu Three Kilometres till the End of the World by Emanuel Pârvu credit: FAMart

    BUCHAREST: Three Romanian productions, one Lithuanian production and one Croatian minority coproduction have been added to the Official Selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held 14 – 25 May 2024.

    Three Kilometres to the End of the World / Trei kilometri până la capătul lumii, the third feature film by Romanian actor turned director Emanuel Pârvu, was selected for the Competition, while the Romanian documentary Nasty, about the famous Romanian tennis player Ilie Năstase, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, Cristian Pascariu and Tudor D. Popescu, was eyed for the Special Screenings section.

    Another Romanian production, Human Violins: Prelude (multi-user version) by Ioana Mischie is among the eight projects selected for the first edition of the Immersive Competition, showcasing the cutting edge of this new era in storytelling, challenging convention and embracing new technologies. The Best Immersive Work Award will be presented by the President of the Jury at the closing ceremony on 23 May 2024.

    The French-Romanian actress Anamaria Vartolomei stars as Maria Schneider alongside Matt Dillon (as Marlon Brando) in Jessica Palud’s Maria (selected for Cannes Premiere), as well as in The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre De La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte (selected Out of Competition).

    The Romanian presence in Cannes in 2024 will be completed by cinematographer Mihai Mălaimare, Jr.’s new collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, Megalopolis, which had been previously announced in Cannes’ Competition, alongside Ali Abbasi’s The Apprentice, starring Romanian-born American actor Sebastian Stan and Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova.

    Lithuanian animated film Flow directed by Gints Zilbalodis was added to the Un Regard section.

    Croatian minority coproduction When the Light Breaks by Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson will open the Un Certain Regard section. The film was coproduced by MP Film on the part of Croatia, and it is a coproduction between Iceland, the Netherlands, France and Croatia.

    Nasty by Tudor Giurgiu, Cristian Pascariu, Tudor D. Popescu, source: Transilvania FilmThe new additions to the Official Selection were announced by the Cannes Film Festival on 22 April 2024.

    Films from FNE Partner Countries Added to Cannes’ Official Selection:


    Three Kilometres to the End of the World / Trei kilometri până la capătul lumii (Romania)
    Directed by Emanuel Pârvu
    Produced by FAMart Association
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC)

    Un Certain Regard:

    Flow (Latvia, France, Belgium)
    Directed by Gints Zilbalodis
    Produced by Dream Well Studio
    Coproduced by Sacrebleu Productions, Take Five
    Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, the French CNC, Eurimages, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, the Belgian Tax Shelter, French regional funds
    Sales agent: Charades

    When the Light Breaks (Iceland, the Netherlands, France, Croatia)
    Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson
    Produced by Compass Films
    Coproduced by Halibut, Revolver, Eaux Vives/Jour2Fête, MP Film
    Supported by the Icelandic Film Centre, Iceland’s tax incentives, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA, RÚV,YLE
    Sales agent: Pary Film Sales

    Special Screenings:

    Human Violins: Prelude by Ioana Mischie, copyright: Alexandru PopNasty (Romania)
    Directed by Tudor Giurgiu, Cristian Pascariu, Tudor D. Popescu
    Produced by HDR Evolution, Libra Films
    Coproduced by HBO, the Romanian public television (TVR)
    Supported by the Romanian Government, LIDL, Vodafone, Henkel Romania, CEC Bank, Regina Maria, HelpNet, Initative Media
    Sales agent: Goodfellas

    Immersive Competition:

    Human Violins: Prelude (multi-user version) (Romania, France)
    Directed by Ioana Mischie
    Produced by Storyscapes, Da Prod, Studioset