Published May 18, 2012Last month, rumours suggested that Kanye West was working on a new short film that would premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The French festival officially got underway on Wednesday (May 16), so it's about time that the Kanye confirmed the project and announced all the details.
The film is called Cruel Summer, and it will premiere on May 23 at Cannes. A press release describes the project like this: "Inspired by the new G.O.O.D. Music album of the same name, Cruel Summer is a fusion of short film and art installation; an immersive '7 Screen Experience' for the eyes and ears unlike anything West has attempted before."
As previously reported, the flick will feature Kid Cudi in a starring role. Comedic actor Aziz Ansari (Human Giant, Parks and Recreation) also appears.
From what we gather, this "seven-screen experience" will be just that: a unique format that involves seven separate screens, something that might be a bit difficult to pull off at home. In other words, if you're desperate to see this, it might be a good idea to try to catch one of the screenings at Cannes. RSVP over at the film's official website.
It's not yet clear whether this is the same film that Kanye was filming in the Middle East earlier this year.