FNE Cannes Party Alert !! Friday 15 May 2009


    Please remember that your FNE publishes insider party information. But this is NOT an invitation. To attend any of these events you MUST have an invitation from the party organizers ! !

    Friday 15 May

    10:00-17:30 European Union MEDIA Programme Info Day at Hotel 1835 White Palms

    Followed by EU Media Cocktail (By invitation ONLY)

    12:00-14:00 Russian Round Table on Opportunities in Russia for foreign producers

    Russian Pavillion

    13:30-14:30 Romanina Cocktail in honour of the film Politist Adjectiv directed by Corneliu Porumboiu at the Romanian Pavillion

    16:00-18:00 Czech and Slovak welcome Drink at their Pavallion by invitation ONLY

    17:00-19:30 Toronto IFF and Ontario Media Development Corporation Cocktail Party at Plage Des Palmes

    By invitation Only

    17:00-18:00 Short Film Corner Happy Hour in the Film Market for those with festival accreditation

    17:30-18:30 Nordic Happy Hour at Scandinavian Terrace 55 La Croisette

    By invitation ONLY

    17:30-18:30 Turkish Happy Hour at Turkish Market Stand

    By invitation ONLY

    19:30-21:00 Serbian cocktail in honour of Vladimir Perisic's film Ordinary People at Serbian Pavillion

    By invitation ONLY

    FNE Screening Alert: Friday 15 May

    20:30 Vasha

    Palais G


    100 min


    Dir: Hannu Salonen

    National premiere: January 22 2009


    Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Allfilm, Estonia

    Jarkko Hentula, Juonifilmi, Finland

    Philipp Homberg, Homberg Filmproduktion, Germany Wide Eyed Films, Ireland

    Tom, an easygoing young boy, ends up in a hospital with a Chechen man Artur, after having saved his life in a bomb explosion. Tom attaches quickly to this mysterious man, helping him to escape from the hospital.

    A kind of friendship evolves between them, Artur trying to keep Tom away from his personal war. Tom is thrown into dramatic events that abruptly open his eyes. The chain of death and vengeance seems unstoppable and the question arises if Tom will become a part of it.

    Saturday 16 May


    20:00 Buratino, Son of Pinocchio

    Palais H

    Youth comedy

    78 min


    Dir: Rasmus Merivoo


    Estinfilm (Estonia)

    Marvofilm (Estonia)

    Planet Kino (Russia)

    Maria Carlo, a single woman, wishes for a special child. A space- borne magic seed impregnates her only to give birth to Buratino, a wooden boy, who against her will grows up to be an ordinary brat.

    With Artemon, Pierrot and Toivo, his weird band pals, they occasionally sell her buns in posh quarters, where goofing around gives them inspiration for their repertoire. The air-heads fall into the trap of Carabas Barabas, a malevolent billionaire, who seeks for a wooden boy-bomb, inside of whom grow millions of magic seeds. When his world conquering plans cross paths with the pranks of the brats, an unseen chaos ensues. When the heart of Malvina, his gorgeous daughter, is up for grabs, Buratino accepts the challenge!