PARIS — Alongside the yachts and starlets at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Luxembourg director Robert Biver also hopes to gather a hundred homeless people for a viewing of his film “SDF Go Home.”
And it won’t be the first time the film has put itself in front of the cameras at the international movie fest. Three homeless men dressed in tuxedos walked the red carpet last year in an effort to draw attention to the pic — then in production — whose title comes from the French acronym for homeless person “Sans Domicile Fixe” (Without Fixed Address).
Since last years’ publicity stunt, one of the three tuxedoed men, Samir, has died, but pic will be shown May 14 at the Studio13/MJC Picaud in Cannes, two days after the fest opens.
Pic was shot over a two-year period and cost the equivalent of “a buffet dinner put on by an American major,” producer Zero Franc Productions said. Biver and the production outfit are asking all for donations to find a bus, a living space and a budget for the homeless people who want to attend.
(AFP contributed to this report.)