Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain Voice Projects in Cannes Film Festival Immersive Lineup

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The Cannes Film Festival has announced the selections for its Immersive lineup, including projects voiced by stars like Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain.

According to a press release, the Immersive competition includes “collective location-based virtual reality and mixed reality experiences, and projection mapping and holographic works. These carefully selected immersive works showcase the cutting edge of this new era in storytelling, challenging convention, embracing new technologies, and above all celebrating new artists as well as old.”

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The eight projects in competition include the French premiere of “Evolver,” voiced by Blanchett, and the European premiere of “Maya: The Birth of a Superhero,” which counts “Bridgerton” star Charithra Chandran among its voice cast.

The out-of-competition lineup comprises six projects, including “Emperor” with “House of the Dragon” star Olivia Cooke; “Gloomy Eyes,” the English version of which is voiced by Farrell; and Eliza McNitt’s “Spheres” with Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown and Patti Smith.

The best immersive work award will be presented at the Immersive section’s closing ceremony on May 23. See the full Immersive lineup below.


“En Amour” — Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot, Laurent Bardainne
Casting: Claire Bardainne (voice over), November Ultra (singing voice)
Produced by: Adrien M & Claire B, Ekleroshock records

“Evolver” — Barnaby Steel, Ersin Han Ersin, Robin McNicholas
Casting: Cate Blanchett (voice)
Produced by: Marshmallow Laser Feast, Atlas V, Pressman Film, Orange, Bia-Echo Foundation

“Human Violins: Prelude” — Ioana Mischie
Casting: Cabiria Morgenstern (English Voice)
Produced by: Storyscapes, Da Prod, Studioset

“Maya: The Birth of a Superhero” — Poulomi Basu, CJ Clarke
Casting: Indira Varma, Kathy Packianathan (French voices), Indira Varma, Charithra Chandran (English voices), Florrie Antoniou (voices)
Produced by: Just Another Production Company, Floréal, Meta VR for Good, France Télévisions, Francetv Storylab, Meta

“Colored” — Tania de Montaigne, Stéphane Foenkinos, Pierre-Alain Giraud
Casting: Tania de Montaigne, Rebecca Naluyange, Keril Daniel Elombe, Véronique Bailey, Jona Kraft, Sergei Laev, Mbongiseni Kunene, Craig Thomas Crawford, John Harve Jackson, Gwei Lun-Mei (Mandarin voice), Susanna Dimitri (Italian voice)
Produced by: Novaya, Flash Forward Entertainment, Centre Pompidou

“Telos I” — Dorotea Saykaly, Emil Dam Seidel
Casting: Dorotea Saykaly
Produced by: Dorotea Saykaly, Emil Dam Seidel

“The Roaming” — Mathieu Pradat
Casting: Axel Beaumont, Pierre Tallaron, Tony Sanial, Mila Pousséo, Chloé Froget, Anne Klein, Marianne Bourg
Produced by: La prairie productions, Wild Fang Films, Normal Studio, Small Creative

“Traversing the Mist” — Tung-Yen Chou
Casting: Jing-Yan Lin
Produced by: Very Theatre

Out of Competition

“Battlescar” — Martin Allais, Nico Casavecchia
Casting: Dawson (English voice), Jehnny Beth (French voice), Lo Rivera (German voice)
Produced by: Atlas V, Albyon, 1STAveMachine, ARTE France, Oculus, Ryot

“Emperor” — Marion Burger, Ilan J. Cohen
Casting: Olivia Cooke (English voice), Vimala Pons (French voice)
Produced by: Atlas V, Reynard Films, France Télévisions

“Gloomy Eyes” — Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
Casting: Tahar Rahim (French voice), Colin Farrell (English voice), Max Riemelt (German voice), Jorge Drexler (Spanish voice), Jam Hsiao (Mandarin voice) Produced by: Atlas V, 3dar, ARTE France, HTC, Ryot

“Missing Pictures: Naomi Kawase” — Clément Deneux
Casting: Naomi Kawase
Produced by: Atlas V, ARTE France, BBC, PTS, Serendipity Films, Wild Fang Films, Giioii

“Notes on Blindness” — Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Casting: John Hull (English version), Lambert Wilson (French version)
Produced by: Ex Nihilo, ARTE France, Archer’s Mark, Novelab

“Spheres” — Eliza McNitt
Casting: Jessica Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown, Patti Smith
Produced by: Protozoa Pictures, City Lights, Crime of Curiosity, Atlas V

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