Kathleen Talbert, a publicist for Francis Ford Coppola, has confirmed the director won’t bring “Tetro” starring Vincent Gallo to Cannes.
In a statement, Coppola says:
“While I very much appreciate the invitation, this is an independent film, self-financed and self released, and I felt that being invited for a non-competition gala screening wasn’t true to the personal and independent nature of this film. More important than Cannes, our team can focus all our time, energy and resources into the U.S. release this June 11th.”
Talbert told The Circuit that Coppola will release the film through a distribution arm of American Zoetrope, the studio the helmer founded in 1969 with George Lucas.
Following its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 10, “Tetro” will open in New York and LA before expanding to Seattle, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco , and Washington, D.C.
According to the film’s official site, the drama involves an Italian family of artists who have relocated to Buenos Aires.