Kim Nguyen and Nathan Morlando films to screen at Cannes

Nguyen and Morlando (pictured) are among 18 directors to have their films (Two Lovers and a Bear and Mean Dreams, respectively) selected for Directors' Fortnight section.

morlando croppedKim Nguyen and Nathan Morlando will present films at the 48th edition of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight section, it was announced today.

Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear and Morlando’s Mean Dreams will screen alongside 16 other films in the section, which runs May 12 to 22.

Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear is a relationship drama produced by Max Films’s Roger Frappier, co-produced by Jonathan Bronfman and Ellen Hamilton and executive produced by Jeff Sackman, Dave Hansen,  Johnny Mac, Mark Slone and Vinay Virmani. It was shot in Ontario and Nunavut and stars Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan (James Dean bio-pic Life) and veteran Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent. Les Films Seville and Entertainment One will distribute in Canada and TF1 International picked up worldwide distribution rights

Set in the North Pole, the film follows two young people who are fighting against their inner-demons and trying to find love.

Mean Dreams, Morlando’s sophomore feature following 2011′s Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, follows two teenagers who are desperate to escape their broken homes and stars Bill Paxton (Nightcrawler), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar).

The coming-of-age thriller was written by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby. It was produced by Allison Black (Morlando’s partner in prodco Euclid 431)  and William Woods of Woods Entertainment. The film was executive produced by Patrice Theroux, Jonathan Bronfman, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, Mark Gingras, André Bharti and Tom Spriggs. It will be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures.