Saint Laurent To Showcase Three Films At The Cannes Film Festival

Emma Hodgson   |   12-05-2024

Saint Laurent Productions has announced that it will showcase three long-featured films as part of the official selection at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

The three are  Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard, The Shrouds by David Cronenberg and Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino. 

Saint Laurent Productions is a registered subsidiary of the house, and marks the first fashion house to count the full-fledged production of films among its activities. 

According to the house, the new division established by Anthony Vaccarello is part of the creative director’s long-term vision for Saint Laurent.

“Emilia Perez” directed by Jacques Audiard (18th May)

Overqualified and undervalued, Rita is a lawyer at a large firm that is more interested in getting criminals off the hook than bringing them to justice. One day, she is given an unexpected way out, when cartel leader Manitas hires her to help him withdraw from his business and realize a plan he has been secretly preparing for years.

“The Shrouds” directed by David Cronenberg (20th May)

Karsh, 50, is a prominent businessman. Inconsolable since the death of his wife, he invents GraveTech, a revolutionary and controversial technology that enables the living to monitor their dear departed in their shrouds. One night, multiple graves, including that of Karsh’s wife, are desecrated. Karsh sets out to track down the perpetrators. 

“Parthenope” directed by Paolo Sorrentino.  (21st May)

The long journey of Parthenope’s life, from her birth in 1950 till today. A feminine epic, devoid of heroism but brimming
 with an inexorable passion for freedom, Naples, and the faces of love—all those true, pointless, and unspeakable loves. The perfect Capri summer, the lightheartedness of youth. Which ends in an ambush. And then all the others—the Neapolitans, men and women, observed and loved, disillusioned and vital, their waves of melancholy, their tragic ironies and dejected glances. Life, be it ordinary or memorable, knows how to be very long. The passing of time offers up a vast repertoire of emotions. And there
 in the background, so close and so very far, is Naples, this ineffable city that bewitches, enchants, screams, laughs, and always knows how to hurt you.