Twin Peaks To Screen At The 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Twenty-five years after Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, director David Lynch will return to the Croisette with a continuation of the Laura Palmer mystery. It was announced today that Showtime will preview screen the first two parts of the “18-part feature” at the 70th anniversary edition of the festival which kicks off May 17, 2017.

David Lynch, Michael J. Anderson and Mary Sweeney at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

David Lynch, Michael J. Anderson and Mary Sweeney at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Ever since Showtime announced the May 21st premiere for Twin Peaks, it’s been noted that the timing would be perfect for a world premiere at the prestigious film festival. A date for the screening hasn’t been announced yet, but the festival runs May 17 through 28. Monica Bellucci, who is part of the new cast, is the festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies. Other special guests in attendance are to be announced.

UPDATE: The first two parts of the new Twin Peaks (2 x 56 minutes) will screen on May 25th at 7:30 PM.

Hat tip to Ross Dudle for that update.