Magazine article Screen International

Kew Media Adds Six to Cannes Slate, Including 'Nothing like A Dame'

Magazine article Screen International

Kew Media Adds Six to Cannes Slate, Including 'Nothing like A Dame'

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New titles also include African elephant and rhino genocide doc The Last Animals.

‘Nothing Like A Dame’

Distributor Kew Media Group has filled out its slate ahead of next month’s Cannes Film Festival and acquired worldwide sales rights to six new titles. The films will be making their festival market debut at the Marche du Film.

The titles include Nothing Like A Dame, a conversation piece between four renowned British actresses - Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Playwright and Maggie Smith. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and produced by Sally Angel and Karen Steyn, the film sees the four ladies discuss their careers across the course of a weekend, interspersed with archive material.

In Brendan J. Byrne’s One Million American Dreams, four families of people who have been laid to rest in cheap pine coffin in New York’s Hart Island trench attempt to deal with the unforgiving reality of the city. Narrated by Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), the film is produced by Fine Point Films.

The Last Animals from director Kate Brooks takes in the genocide perpetrated against Afican elephants and rhinos, considering the various factors that contribute to the current poaching epidemic. …

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