Cannes chooses it's Un Certain Regarde opening film

Indiewire has the latest on the news that the Cannes Film Festival has set the opener for its Un Certain Regard program: and it will be Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis's directorial debut "Party Girl."

The film's plot depicts a 60-year old night club hostess who still loves to have a good time. 

"The film is a portrait of a free woman who has chosen to live on the margins of conventional society, and delves deep into a France that is often underrepresented. With total realism, the lead role is played by the real-life Angélique," said the Cannes Film Festival said in a statement.

"Party Girl", a French picture, will screen on May 15, 2014.


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