'Dam 999' to be screened at Cannes

Last Updated: Wed, May 04, 2011 14:20 hrs

Kochi, May 4 (IANS) Dam 999, a tribute to the victims of the 1975 Banqiao dam disaster in China, will be screened at the 64th International Film Festival, starting May 11, its director's office said.

Produced by Middle East-based Marine BizTV and directed by Sohan Roy, the film will be screened in the Cannes Indian Pavilion section at the Palais Theatre on May 11.

The movie will also have a repeat screening on May 16 at Riviera theatre for the market delegates.

Roy is the CEO of Aries Telecasting Limited, the parent company of Marine BizTV in Dubai.

'Dam 999' is expected to release here shortly in both English and Malayalam.

The cast includes national Award-winning actor Rajit Kapur, Ashish Vidyarthi, Linda Arsenio, Joshua Fredric Smith, Jaala Pickering, Megha Burman, Vimala Raman, Vinay Rai and Jineet Rath.