By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz April 19, 2014 at 9:30AM
International Sales Agent TrustNordisk is proud to announce that The Salvation has been selected for the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. The film will screen as an Out of Competition – Midnight Screening at the festival, which will take place from May 14th-25th 2014.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kristian Levring (The King Is Alive,2000), written by Academy Award-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, 2010, and Love is All You Need, 2012) together with Kristian Levring, is an epic western drama rooted in Scandinavia. In 1870s America, when settler John kills his family’s murderer, he
unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his
corrupt and cowardly
community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the
outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart. This is a tale of revenge,
blood feud, lost love and greed.
Featuring an all-star cast consisting of Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce among others and lead by Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family, the film marks director Kristian Levring’s return to Cannes. His previous film The King is Alive screened at the Croisette in the Un Certain Regard section.
The Salvation is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support of The Danish Film Institute, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Developed with support from Film I Väst and the MEDIA programme of the European Union.
Nordic theatrical distribution in collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution, while TrustNordisk handles international sales.