French animation house Millimages will have a strong presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It was announced this week that the studio’s feature animated project Les Lascars: The Movie (Round Da Way) will be joining the lineup at the fest’s Critics Weeks sidebar. Based on a popular 2D adult animated series that ran on Canal+ for a couple of seasons, the movie is directed by Albert Pereira-Lazaro and Emmanuel Klotz.
Les Lascars features a top-notch Gallic voice cast, that includes Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger, Gilles Lellouch and rap star Diam’s. The storyline finds the show’s cast of streetwise ‘homies’ going through various summertime adventures or as the official synopsis declares: ‘Love, violence and criminal mischief are in the air in Condes-sur-Ginette!’
Millimages will also be well represented in the short film category with a beautiful new short titled Le Bucheron des Mots (The Wordcutter), directed by Izu Troin (Larmes, Ceux d’en Haut).
To learn about these two projects, visit www.lascars-lefilm.com and izu.troin.films.over-blog.com.