TV finally getting recognized at 70th Cannes Film Festival

Los Angeles [USA], Apr. 15 : The prestigious Cannes film festival has finally ended its resistance toward embracing the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the organizers of the festival announced that it would hold special screenings of two TV series as a part of their 70th edition.

David Lynch returns with new season of 'Twin Peaks' while Jane Campion is coming with 'Top of the Lake: China Girl,' the second season of the acclaimed mystery series.

The new season of 'Twin Peaks' picks up 25 years after the events of 1990 series and stars Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick and Dana Ashbrook.

'Top of the Lake: China Girl,' which moves the series' action from New Zealand to Australia, stars Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and 'Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie.

Both the directors have been winners of Palme d'Or. Lynch took home the award for 'Wild at Heart' in 1990, while Campion won the Cannes' top honour in 1993 for 'The Piano' and is still the only female director to win the Palme d'Or.

Cannes was the only festival which was not holding any screenings of TV series' while the other big festivals, including Berlin, Venice and Toronto have featuring television series among their official line-ups for several years now.

Recently, festival's president Pierre Lescure said at a press conference, "The Cannes film festival is a lab.

Even series are using the classical art of cinema and the classical narration. David Lynch and Jane Campion are filmmakers and friends of the Cannes film festival, and we are showing their films," according to Variety.

The festival will screen total of 49 films from 29 countries including 12 by female directors and nine debuts, while Nicole Kidman, will appear in four titles - 'The Killing of a Sacred Dear', 'The Beguiled', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', and 'Top of the Lake'.

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 17 to 28..

Source: ANI