Movie filmed in Cincinnati up for highest award at Cannes

Movie filmed in Cincinnati up for highest award at Cannes
Nicole Kidman (left) and Colin Farrell (right). (Sources: Wikimedia Commons/Eva Rinaldi, Gage Skidmore)
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A movie filmed in Cincinnati last year is in the running for the highest award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.

"The Killing of the Sacred Deer" is one of the 19 films selected to compete for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) in the main competition selection.

The psychological thriller-horror film, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, will be screened on Monday, May 22.

In "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," a teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family takes an unexpected turn, according to Film Cincinnati. The film is written by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgus Lanthimos and directed by Lanthimos

Scenes for the movie were shot at Christ Hospital and Hyde Park.

"Don't underestimate Cincinnati. We're right now in the top 7 cities for film production worldwide. And I don't think this is going to slow down any time soon, I believe this is just the beginning. We want to see Cincinnati be a world class destination for all production," aid Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati.

It's the second time in three years a Cincinnati-made film is making its debut at Cannes.

The 2014 Cincinnati-made film "Carol" was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

"Apocalypse Now," "MASH" and "Pulp Fiction" are some of the the titles that have been awarded the Palme d'Or.

"The Killing of the Sacred Deer" is expected to be released in the United States on Nov. 3.

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