Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Princess Diana documentary shocks Cannes Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the largest and most renown festivals in the world, and with so many movies fighting for attention, it's a bit of a surprise that a documentary by a little known actor/director is getting as much focus as Unlawful Killing seems to be creating.

Then again, not many films feature a 'conspiracy theory' and shocking photos of the death of the once beloved Princess Diana.

For those repulsed by the notion of showing such a documentary (and there are plenty who feel this way), it's important to note the film is not on the festival's official program. According to TIME's Richard Corliss, a Cannes veteran of 40 years, "Any producer can rent a screening room and show movies in the Cannes marketplace; that's how pornographic movies 'played Cannes' in the 1970s."

But even with this fact, it's impressive that a little known film would garner such media attention amidst the usual blockbuster heavyweights. The question now is, will anyone see it, and if so, will it receive any distribution to worldwide audiences?

Head on over to TIME's website to read more about Unlawful Killing and the stir it's causing.

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