Somersault: From Jindabyne to Cannes

Somersault: From Jindabyne to Cannes
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This is an excerpt from Inside the Snowdome: Making Somersault (Cate Shortland, Australia, 2004).

Vision of the cast and crew walking up the steps for the Un Certain Regard screening at the 57th Festival De Cannes (Cannes International Film Festival) pairs powerfully with behind-the-scenes footage of the cast and crew in Jindabyne, Australia nine months earlier. The juxtaposition gives a sense that the hard work and years of planning have been worth it.

The clip features illuminating interviews with writer-director Cate Shortland about the origin of the script, producer Anthony Anderson, executive producer Jan Chapman and actor Abbie Cornish. Decoder Ring's music from the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack evokes the mood of the film.

Un Certain Regard translates as 'a certain glance'. The section of the festival presents 20 films from around the world with unusual styles and non-traditional stories.

Other Australian films featured in Un Certain Regard over the years include Charlie's Country (Rolf de Heer, 2014), Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, 2006), Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thorton, 2009), Japanese Story (Sue Brooks, 2003) and BeDevil (Tracey Moffatt, 1993).