Benicio Del Toro will debut his return from war at the Cannes Film Festival.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P,” which stars the actor, will show for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
In the drama, Del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation who returned home from WW II with unexplainable medical problems. While receiving treatment at the Winter Clinic in Kansas he becomes friends with French-American ethnologist and psychoanalyst George Devereux, played by Mathieu Amalric. The film is based on Devereux’s non-fiction book “Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.”
The publication also added that Worldview Entertainment recently acquired the rights to the film from Wild Bunch, a French film distribution and international sales company.
In its worldwide premiere “Jimmy P” will also compete with Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller “Blood Ties”, starring Zoe Saldana, Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis; and James Gray’s romantic mystery “The Immigrant,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and Cotillard.
I can’t help but to feel proud because Latinos have amazing people representing for us in France. Besides Del Toro and Saldana don’t forget we told you about six young directors from Latin America which will partake in a showcase titled Bal Goes to Cannes: Bafici Work in Progress. Some other talent that we recently found out about include: Argentinian actress Bérénice Bejo who stars in “The Past” from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, Mexican director Amat Escalante with his film narco-film “Heli,” Oscar Isaac who stars in “Inside Llewyn Davis” and the Spanish director Diego Galan with his film “Con la Pata Quebrada.”
Besides the six Latin American directors going to the showcase, the actors and directors forth mentioned are not promised to attend the festival, but what is important is that their performances in and work on the film will, and to me that is more than enough to proudly represent us.
Let us know who you are rooting for at this year’s Cannes Film Festival which will take place May 15 – 26, and if we missed any other actor, director or film.