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.