Irish feature competes for Palme d’Or

This year, the Cannes programme will see an Irish co-production competing for the coveted Palme d’Or. Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must be the Place, starring Sean Penn and Francis McDormand was filmed in Ireland and was developed with Irish company, Element Pictures.

The film tells the story of a bored, retired rock star who sets out to find his father’s executioner – an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.

The Cannes Film Festval will take place 11–22 May 2011. For more information on the line up visit


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