Stephen Frears' Cannes entry Tamara Drewe
is based on Posy Simmonds' well-reviewed graphic novel
, which is in turn based on the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd
(which inspired a fab 1967 movie starring Julie Christie). Gemma Arterton plays the title role in a very short shorts: see this amusing clip.
UPDATE: Strangely, Arterton isn't coming to Cannes; she's working.
Sony Pictures Classics will release stateside.