Film4 caravan movie Sightseers to premiere at Cannes Festival
Sightseers tells the story of a caravan trip which becomes a nightmare holiday....
Friday, 27, Apr 2012 11:18
by Tom Lowenstein
Visitors to the Cannes Film Festival are more used to seeing multi-million pound yachts than caravans, but this year will be different.
British movie maker Film4 is set to give debuts to two of its latest creations at the event this year, and dark comedy Sightseers is set to be one of the stars of the show.
The film centres around young couple Chris and Tina, who set off on an English caravan trip in high spirits only for things to go badly wrong.
Starring co-writers Steve Oram and Alice Lowe as the ill-fated couple who find their dream holiday turning into a nightmare, Sightseers promises to give festival-goers a unique insight into the world of British caravanning - something not usually given much thought on the French Riviera.
It will makes its debut alongside Walter Salles' eagerly-awaited movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal beat novel On The Road, while another Film4-funded movie The Curse will also appear at the festival.
Film4 boss Tessa Ross said: "We're really thrilled ... On The Road, Sightseers and The Curse represent the incredibly broad range of wonderful talent and stories that Film4 works with - we're so proud of the films."