Just hours after being officially selected for Cannes’ main competition, the first look from Andrea Arnold’s upcoming drama American Honey has been unveiled.
The film — which stars newcomer Sasha Lane, pictured in the image, as a teenager who runs away from home with a traveling sales crew — is the first to be shot in the U.S. by British director Arnold, whose films Fish Tank and Red Road both previously competed for the Palm d’Or, with both picking up jury prizes. Arnold also served on the Cannes jury herself in 2012.
Also starring Shia Labeouf, Riley Keough and a host of young actors in their onscreen debuts, American Honey is one of just three films from female directors in the 2016 main competition and one of two from the U.K. (alongside Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake).
Written by Arnold, American Honey was produced by Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa.
A24 has U.S. rights. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.