“Bastard” To Close Cannes Critics’ Week

Short films by thesps Kirsten Dunst & James Franco will be closing this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week, announced the festival today in Paris. Dunst’s 6 minute short, “Bastard”, stars Brian Geraghty, Juno Temple & Lukas Haas, & depicts a couple who wind up in a desert motel where they’re met by three men for mysterious reasons. Franco’s “The Clerk’s Tale” is the thesp’s third short to date, & is based on a poem of the same title by Spencer Reese. Franco’s backstage docu “Saturday Night” recently bowed at the South by Southwest film festival. Both films will screen May 20th in Cannes. Source: Jordan Mintzer, variety.com”Bastard” will have it’s World Premiere tomorrow (friday) at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Kirsten will be attending the premiere.The latest gallery updates feature candid pics from May 2004.