Films inspired by missing flight MH370 touted at Cannes


Two films inspired by the missing Malaysian passenger jet have emerged at the Cannes Film Festival, barely two months since it went missing with 239 people on board.


“A Dark Reflection” by Fact Not Fiction Films will be screened to potential buyers on Monday on the sidelines of the festival, according to a full page advertisement in industry trade journal The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday.

“What Happened on Flight 313?” reads the advertisement which shows a woman silhouetted at the end of a runway.

The runway lights glow behind her while overhead a passenger jet looms in the darkness, lit by two harsh white lights.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished on March 8. No trace of it has been found.

Meanwhile, a half-page advertisement in the Reporter’s Cannes edition on Thursday publicised another similar film.

The advertisement for “The Vanishing Act” featured a plane rising out of the clouds under the caption “The untold story of the missing Malaysian plane”.

The film is being promoted by Indian film director Rupesh Paul, the man behind erotic movie “Kamasutra 3D”.

In addition to being the world’s biggest film festival, Cannes is also a huge film market where movies are bought and sold.

It was not known if “The Vanishing Act” is also being shown at Cannes or what stage each project has reached. Some market screenings are of part-completed films.

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