Short films from actors (now we should add and) directors Kirsten Dunst and James Franco closed the Cannes’ Critics Week sidebar on May 20.
So, Kirsten Dunst is at Cannes with her second short film titled Bastard. We guess nobody is really surprised with this information, ’cause we all know she already has this kind of experience, and that’s exactly why we’re here today to share with you some details about Bastard.
The short tells the story of a young couple in crisis who finds their way to a desert motel where three odd men plan to meet them for questionable reasons.
Here’s what Dunst had to say about her project: “This film explores what makes the unbelievable believable. When we hear a story that seems mysterious or far-fetched, we put more trust in its accuracy the longer ago it took place.
As the centuries pass, the truth becomes more malleable. We grow less skeptical of what we might otherwise dismiss as incredible. Our perspective changes. This film addresses the eerie transformation of a familiar myth when displaced to the present.”
This story is written by Kirsten Dunst and Sasha Sagan, and primary cast includes Brian Geraghty, Juno Temple, Lukas Haas, Joel David Moore, Lee Thompson Young and L.M. Kit Carson.
While we are still here, we should mention that James Franco will showcase his third short “The Clerk’s Tale, which is actually a psychological portrait of a “gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store”.
New directing talents? We have no doubt! Enjoy these photos from Bastard, and stay tuned!