May 14, 2015 – NEW YORK — The 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival is currently underway through May 24th in Cannes, France. The festival previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.
Founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicized film festivals in the world.The invitation-only festival has been celebrating cinema for more than 60 years. Over this time, the Association Française du Festival International du Film has been able to change while keeping the essence of the festival: a passion for cinema, the discovery of new talent and the enthusiasm of festival goers and professionals from the whole world who come to contribute to the making and distribution of films. With around 35,000 film professionals and over 4,000 international journalists coming together, it is the world’s biggest film event.
Dr. Brian Mehling’s film production company Industrial Motion Pictures (IMP) is proud to show Robert Corna’s latest movie, A Smile For Bow, on Tuesday, May 19th at 3:30 p.m. at Palais D at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
The sequel to Tiny Tears, entitled A Smile for Bow, is the continuing story of Bow, a little girl from Thailand, who was abandoned at birth. She has HIV and was born with disfiguring fetal alcohol syndrome. The film crew followed Bow when she was offered a chance to come to the U.S. for reconstructive facial surgeries. After several surgeries, she can now smile again. This film was directed by Robert Corna and produced by Brian Mehling, M.D. and Eddie Amarante. The film was completed in 2014.