RX France and All3Media International announced a special red carpet screening of the western "The English" at MIPCOM CANNES to be attended by leads Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, and writer and director Hugo Blick.
Lucy Smith, RX France Entertainment Division Director said: “MIPCOM CANNES is back at full strength this year with the biggest global stars hosting screenings of eagerly awaited international series. And what a cast, and what a series to start us off this year. A huge thanks to All3Media International and all the partners for making it happen, and we look forward to welcoming Emily, Chaske, and Hugo to Cannes and the Grand Auditorium.”
The screening will take place at 18.00 (CET) in the Grand Auditorium in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals on Sunday 16th October and will be followed by a Q&A with the attending talent for both delegates and the public.
Louise Pedersen, CEO of All3Media International, added, “We are thrilled that MIPCOM has selected 'The English' for this special red-carpet screening. Everything about the show is premium – a brilliant script, stellar cast, expertly directed and produced by Drama Republic. Visually stunning, this will be a real treat for MIPCOM delegates and the public alike on the big screen at the Palais.
Written and directed by multi-award-winning Hugo Blick ("The Honourable Woman"), and produced by Mediawan's Drama Republic ("Doctor Foster"), "The English" takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, love, and power. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt), and Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) come together in 1890 mid-America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood.
"The English" is produced by the Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in association with All3Media International, who are also distributors for the six part series. Greg Brenman, CEO of Drama Republic and Executive Producer said “Hugo Blick has created a compelling, modern love story set against the epic landscape of a Western. ‘The English’ is a true adventure that will tell us as much about the times we live in today as the period in which it is set.”