DSK-inspired Depardieu movie gets Cannes premiere
Published on May 18, 2014 6:35 AM
CANNES, France (AFP) - It’s the talk of the town. Abel Ferrara’s highly-anticipated movie inspired by the sordid sex scandal that brought down IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn got its world premiere Saturday in Cannes.
Far from being shown in one of the big, plush theatres in the festival hall, the film starring Gerard Depardieu as a man with striking similarities to “DSK", whose alleged 2011 sexual assault on a New York hotel maid shook the world, was screened in a small, local cinema.
“Do you know who I am?” reads the poster advertising the film “Welcome to New York", as a handcuffed, suited man seen from behind faces flashing photographers with the gleaming lights of New York in the background.
The premiere of the film by US director Ferrara had caused a scrum among film buffs and journalists alike, all keen to get hold of one of the 500 seats available in the cinema.
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