Local Director Premieres Latest Film Bird at Cannes, Showcasing Kent’s Scenic Beauty and Talent

Andrea Arnold, the award-winning director from Dartford, has recently premiered her latest film, Bird, at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was shot in various locations across Kent, including Gravesend, Northfleet, Bean, and the Isle of Sheppey, and features Irish actor Barry Keoghan in the lead role.

Bird follows the story of Bug, a single father living in a squat in North Kent, and his daughter Bailey, who longs for adventure beyond their humble surroundings. The film has received positive reviews at Cannes, and audiences were impressed by the stunning Kent scenery captured on screen.

Last summer, film crews were spotted in Gravesend, with Barry Keoghan filming in the town center. Production also took place at The Hive in Northfleet, and residents of Bean were treated to a front-row seat as they watched scenes being shot on their street.

It is said that Andrea, who has been honored with an OBE and an Academy Award for her short film Wasp, was keen to include her hometown in her latest project. The film showcases the beauty of Kent and highlights the talent of local actors and crew members.

Bird is set to be a must-see for film lovers, and it’s a proud moment for Kent to have such a highly acclaimed director showcasing the county’s unique landscape on the big screen.

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