Beart joins 'Vinyan' cast

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Emmanuelle Beart, who stars in Andre Techine's Competition title "The Witness", has joined supernational thriller "Vinyan," the English-language debut of Belgian director Frabice du Welz ("The Ordeal").

Beart will play a mother who travels to Thailand to find her lost child.

The film's title comes from the Thai word for a lost spirit that torments the living.

"Vinyan" was developed by Michael Gentile's Paris-based The Film together with UK's Film 4 and Lizzie Francke.

France's Backup Films is handling sales and financing of the film at the European Film Market.

Shooting is set to begin in Thailand in May.

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