May 20, 2014

    Up for sale: Two films on missing MAS jet


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

    A Dark Reflection by Fact Not Fiction Films was to be screened yesterday for potential buyers 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? said the advertisement which showed a woman silhouetted at the end of a runway.

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

    Malaysia Airlines (MAS) 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 clouds with the caption, "The untold story of the missing Malaysian plane".

    The film was 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 a huge film market where movies are bought and sold.

    It was not known if The Vanishing Act was being shown at Cannes or what stage each project had reached.

    Some market screenings are of incomplete films.