The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, directed by French filmmaker Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey.
The film is shot entirely on location in South Africa. The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa still overshadowed by apartheid, where destitute townships rubs shoulders with affluent neighbourhoods. Two cops on the beat, Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean by Gore Verbinski, Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland by Kevin McDonald, Ghost Dog, La Voie du Samouraï by Jim Jarmush) are caught up in a suspenseful search which combines elements of political film noir and social study.
The 66th Festival de Cannes opens on 15th May with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and with Steven Spielberg as President of the Competition Jury.