Praying that this is the beginning of the end of a heavy news week, we learned of a new film up for sales at Cannes by the name of Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal, which recently launched this Facebook fan page.
Starring Thure Lindhardt, Stephen McHattie (Ponypool), Georgia Reilly and Dylan Scott Smith, and directed by Boris Rodriguez, inside we scored a look at the official sales art, along with a long synopsis. This artist is about to discover that the only way to regain his creativity is through blood, guts and limbs (yes!)
“The film follows Lars Olafssen (played by Lindhardt), a once young celebrity in the prestigious art world, who is now slipping away into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny (McHattie), is now an ungracefully aging hipster who desperately wants his meal ticket back.
But Lars refuses to paint.
His creativity comes at too high a cost – his inspiration is carnage – blood, guts and limbs. Not surprisingly, this lead to a dreadful breakdown in the past. Nevertheless, an eager Ronny arranges a teaching job for Lars with his old friend Harry (Goulem) at an art school in Koda Lake, a small Canadian town in the middle of nowhere. It’s a “therapeutic” measure for Lars – a means to conquer his need to paint in the “safety” of a country retreat… and perhaps lead to romance, with his fellow teacher, Leslie (Reilly). That is, until Eddie (Smith) comes into his life.”
Check out behind-the-scenes stills.