Coproduction Office confirmed two additional Cannes market screenings of Gust Van den Berghe’s Blue Bird which features in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight. The market screenings take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May, at Arcades 2 at 16h (4pm).

The boy Bafionkadié with the Blue BirdBased on the 1914 Nobel Prize for Literature winning novel by Maurice Maeterlinck, Blue Bird is a story about how one day in a child's life can change its world. One morning, Bafiokadié and his sister Téné, two African children, leave their village. The only thing on their mind is to find their lost blue bird before the day is over. But they will find much more along their way: they encounter their deceased grand-parents, they fight the soul of the forest and learn from the Chief of Pleasure. Everyone tells them a story about life and death. At the end of their long journey, the brother and sister enter the Kingdom of the Future and meet some yet-to-be born children.

Published on Friday 20 May 2011

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