This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be host to a new film written by and starring John Malkovich that won’t be aired until November 18, 2115.
The physical film will be put in a special safe in the Louis XIII Suite members club at the Hôtel Le Majestic Barrière Cannes, but not actually screened.
The safe has been designed to open automatically in 100 years to ensure that it remains secure until its official premiere on November 18, 2115.
Could this be the most elaborate publicity stunt of all time… aimed at people who will surely be dead before the movie gets aired?
Ludovic du Plessis, Louis XIII Global Executive Director, commented: “We wanted a safe box that can be opened like never before: with nothing else but time. Once the door is shut, the countdown begins and there is no way of opening it until the one hundred year countdown is complete on November 18, 2115. Since the system that could guarantee we hold our promise didn’t exist, we invented it.”
It’s billed as ‘The Only Film in Cannes Film Festival That No One Will Ever See’, though ironically there are three teaser trailers for it…
“100 Years (starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez) is clearly an innovative cinematographic project. I hope that our descendants will consider the movie ‘100 Years’ for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2116,” said Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of Cannes Film Festival.
It’s a safe bet QFT will be showing it, but in the meantime good luck with your search for the elixir of life…