Welcome Yankee at the Cannes Films Festival
Benoit Desjardins, an inspiring, young filmmaker from Montreal is at the Cannes Film Festival to show his new shortfilm, “Welcome Yankee” which is about a Chechen family’s story.
Mr Desjardins is appearing at the Cannes Film Festival from May 15-25 and promoting his 21-minute film “Welcome Yankee”.
The short movie was released in Quebec, Canada in November 2012, and it tells a moving story about freedom. It focuses on two Chechen refugees named Amant and Aslan who are determined to make a better life for themselves and their young child. The main roles are played by Danny Girmore and Noemie Godin-Vigneau, the best actors of Canada. The music used in film was composed by the Chechen song writer and singer Birlyant Ramzaeva who is also the member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, as well as the honored artist of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
“Welcome Yankee” has already participated in various festivals across Canada and received positive comments. The screening of “Welcome Yankee” in Cannes will be held on Wednesday May 22 at 1.00 pm at QUAI 21-21 QUAI SAINT PIERRE (near the RADISSON BLU HOTEL).
Here you may see the movie’s trailer: