Jack Kerouac’s cult novel ‘On The Road’ – has been subject to many big screen attempts over the years, also before Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights in 1979. Today, 23 years later, the film competes in Cannes for the prestigious Palme d’Or, represented by Walter Salles, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Garret Hedlund.
Directed by Walter Salle’s (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) the shooting started in 2010 and today May 23, it finally world premiers at the Cannes festival. We are thrilled and honored to present the Swedish premiere at Peace & Love Film Festival in Borlänge, Dalarna on June 25 as the Centerpiece of the festival.
30 years ago, May 23 1982, also here in Cannes, the audience saw the world premiere of another cult movie – “The Wall“. We are celebrating it’s anniversary by presenting the film as our first Midnight screening at Sveatorget in Borlänge, Dalarna, on Midsummer Day June 23. Steven Spielberg apparently dropped the comment “- What the fuck was that?” after attending the premiere viewing of this emblematic musical thriller.
Ending our first edition of the Peace & Love Film Festival on June 27, our fifth and last Midnight screening will be “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial“, a film transfused with peace and love, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and also celebrating it’s 30th theatrical release anniversary.
Our entire film festival program with over 40 films will be made official Friday, June 2nd.
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