The Cannes Film Festival held a press conference today to announce all the official selections that have made it in to the competition and the media will be full of stories about who is in and who is out for 2015.
Beyond the Wave stars Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), Emilie Ohana (Paris, Je t’aime) and introduces newcomer Zhu Wei Ling. It’s the first film ever produced by a sex toy company, but surprisingly does not feature any sex toys or any of LELO’s luxury intimate accessories.
Set in the near future, the film examines the interactions between a man and two women, and how those interactions aren’t always all they seem. It explores the importance of communication in a time of increasing self-interest and worsening communication. It is a parable, and a warning.
Steve Thomson, Head of Marketing at LELO said: “We are honored to have been selected to screen at Cannes. Every day we see the world become more individualistic and fragmented. This movie is a creative intervention, designed to do what LELO does best: bring people together. That’s what’s at the heart of what we do and at the heart of the film too, and it does that in a way that goes way beyond what people expect from a pleasure brand like ours. It engages couples, encouraging them to get closer and the Festival De Cannes is the perfect platform from which to share this increasingly important message.”
Director, Goran Gajic (Babylon 5, Oz), said: “Cannes is an ideal film festival for a movie with structure, sophistication, nuance and a message, as we tried to convey in “Beyond the Wave”. I hope the other film festivals will be able to recognize its value as well.”
The movie is accompanied by an interactive experience, called PlayTogether™ that can only be watched with a partner – another world first. PlayTogether™ can be accessed at the movie’s official website www.BeyondTheWaveMovie.com along with the official trailer and bonus behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and LELO team.