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Festival In Cannes Details


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

  • Release date:March 8, 2002


Jenny Gabrielle
as Blue
Greta Scacchi
as Alice Palmer
Kim Kolarich
as Libby
Rachel Bailit
as Nikki
Zack Norman
as Kaz Naiman
Pamela Shaw
as Millie's Agent
Anouk Aimée
as Millie Marquand
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Millie's Escort
Christian Rallo
as Fan in Crowd
Ron Silver
as Rick Yorkin
Maximilian Schell
as Viktor Kovner
Camilla Campanale
as Gina
Marya Kazakova
as TV Interviewer
Peter Bogdanovich
as Milo
Louise Stratten
as Milo's Girlfriend
Robert Shaye
as Bert Shuster
William Shatner
Faye Dunaway
Jeff Goldblum
as Himself
Holly Hunter
Michael White


Henry Jaglom
Judith Wolinsky
John Goldstone
Victoria Foyt
Henry Jaglom
Gaili Schoen
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Jaglom