Albert Serra will compete in the official section of the Cannes Film Festival with Tourment sur les îles. Linked to the Coromina Foundation, the Catalan filmmaker will compete for the Palme d'Or with the latest releases by directors David Cronenberg (Crimes of the future), the Dardenne brothers (Tori et Lokite), director Claire Denis (Stars at noon) and the filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Broker), among others. All of them will compete in the official section of the 75th edition of the festival which will take place from 17 to 28 May.
Tourment sur les îles tells the story of a writer who returns home to French Polynesia after succeeding abroad and is in a creative crisis. The bewilderment will flood her life, so she will accept a job as a simultaneous translator for an ambassador while trying to catch her breath. The film is a production of Andergraun Films, together with the French Idéale Audience Group, the Portuguese Rosa Filmes and the German Tamtam Film. The film has the support of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) and the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises (ICEC).