BEAUNE THRILLER FEST WILL ALSO PAY TRIBUTE TO DE PALMA, SCREENING 6 OF HIS FILMS
The Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, celebrating its 8th annual edition this year, will pay tribute to Brian De Palma on April 1st. De Palma will present a Cinema Masterclass at the fest on April 2nd. As part of the tribute, the festival, which takes place in Beaune, France, from March 30 to April 3, will screen six of De Palma's films: Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and his latest, Passion. (The festival organizers may have missed a serendipitous opportunity, as Sandrine Bonnaire, who has a cameo as herself in De Palma's Femme Fatale, is their jury president this year.)
The festival's selected filmography for De Palma lists The Key Man along with Lights Out as a film currently in development. While De Palma had been announced as director for The Key Man back in 2011, it was reported the following year that De Palma was no longer attached, and that Oskar Thor Axelsson was then negotiating to direct. Here in 2016, nothing seems to be going on with that project with either director, and one wonders if its inclusion in the Beaune fest's filmography for De Palma is simply a mistake.