Tesla: Lumière mondiale imagines Nikola Tesla and J.P. Morgan, and Mobius is a tale of ‘magic and mutation’.
Two more Canadian films, both of them shorts, have been added to next month’s Cannes Film Festival lineup.
Both will have their world premieres in the International Critics’ Week parallel program.
Tesla: Lumière mondiale, by Matthew Rankin, promises to be electrifying. Set in the New York of 1905, it makes what’s billed as a “spectacular” imagining of a last-ditch funding appeal by visionary inventor Nikola Tesla to his wealthy benefactor J.P. Morgan.
Möbius, a Canada/U.S. co-production by Sam Kuhn, is described as “a moth-eaten tale of magic and mutation, half-remembered by a teen poet whose beloved lies lifeless in a stream.”
The two films will screen in competition. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 17 to 28.