Back to IndieWire

2015 Cannes Film Festival Will Close With the Nature Documentary ‘Ice and the Sky’

2015 Cannes Film Festival Will Close With the Nature Documentary 'Ice and the Sky'

READ MORE: 2015 Cannes Film Festival Reveals Its 68th Lineup

A documentary with a subject as grand as Cannes itself: the whole world. The closing film of the 68th Cannes Film Festival will be “Ice and The Sky,” screening May 24 at the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. In it, the film’s writer and director Luc Jacquet discusses the work of scientist Claude Lorius, who began studying Antarctic ice in 1957 and was concerned about the effects of global warming as early as 1965.

Now 82, Lorius has hope that people will change their ways: “Men will find the solidarity that will lead the people living on this planet to another type of behavior,” he said in Cannes’ press release. Said Jacquet of the high-profile festival placement, “Cannes is a huge opportunity for this film and for what it says… Showing this film in the world’s largest film festival is contributing to this huge challenge facing humanity as quickly as possible to secure its future and the future of the planet. My language is cinema. In different times, I would have made other films. But I make fierce cinema, political cinema, cinema that has no choice.”

Jacquet has dedicated all his work to environment and nature issues and has created an NGO, Wild Touch, to educate children and young adults about the issues facing the planet.

“Ice and the Sky” was produced by Eskwad and will be distributed by Pathé. Wild Bunch will handle international sales.

READ MORE: Cannes 2015: Short and Student Film Competition Lineups Announced

This Article is related to: Festivals and tagged , , , ,