Film Cincinnati represents at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

By Jackie Reau, Publisher/Editor, Cincinnati People

It was a proud moment for Film Cincinnati, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, as a contingent led by Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, walked the red carpet on Monday to support the “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” entirely produced in Cincinnati.

I was honored to join the group to promote film in Cincinnati this past week. This issue of “Cincinnati People” will be dedicated to the Cannes Film Festival through the lens of Cincinnatians. If you are a filmophile, a visit to the Cannes Film Festival should be tops on your list.

"The Killing of a Sacred Deer" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival at Monday’s prime 7:30 p.m. slot starting with buzz on the red carpet featuring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. 

Kidman plays an ophthalmologist and Farrell a cardiac surgeon with two kids living in a beautiful suburban home when a 16-year old boy enters their lives. The boy's father died on Farrell's operating table two years prior and the boy wants revenge.

Farrell and Kidman are forced to make agonizing decisions about the future of their family.

The production directed by Yorgos Lanthimos was completely filmed in Cincinnati with the opening scene a beautiful shot of the Cincinnati skyline from Covington.

Cincinnati shines in this psycho thriller set in California Woods as the home of Kidman and Farrell's family. The Christ Hospital is also featured prominently along with dozens of hospital staffers.

Also making cameos in the film: Blue Jay Cafe in Northside, Red Fox Grill, near P&G downtown, Great American Tower and the streets of downtown Cincinnati.

It's a thought-provoking look at the choices we make and the associated consequences.