Kirsten Dunst Will Show Short Film At Cannes

Kirsten Dunst is showing her short film Bastard on the closing night of the Cannes Film Festival on 20 May.

Bastard, Dunst’s sophomore directorial effort, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) and Lukas Haas in a six minute piece about a young couple in crisis that find their way to a seedy motel.

In her official director’s statement, Kirsten writes:
This film explores what makes the unbelievable believable. When we hear a story that seems mysterious or far-fetched, we put more trust in its accuracy the longer ago it took place. As the centuries pass, the truth becomes more malleable. We grow less skeptical of what we might otherwise dismiss as incredible. Our perspective changes. This film addresses the eerie transformation of a familiar myth when displaced to the present.

Based on that minimal synopsis (that smells disturbingly like motel mass murder) and her first foray into short filmmaking Welcome, it’s obvious Kirsten’s got a thing for the macabre.

Welcome – her 2007 directorial debut starring Winona Ryder is supposedly based on a true story.

Title Image- Still of Kirsten Dunst in “Bring it On”