Cannes Film Festival

Fionn Whitehead – Port Authority #Cannes2019

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Fionn Whitehead’s first time acting romantic.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Fionn Whitehead, director of the film Port Authority.

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After Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Port Authority by Danielle Lessovitz, screening at the 72nd Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section is Fionn Whitehead’s first romantic film. The actor unveils how he got on board of the film project and how he and danielle Lessovitz found each other as they were destined to cross path. Fionn Whitehead also reveals what kind of experience Port Authority was for him and how much he learned from this film’s journey.

Port Authority: On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTQ subculture, and to her house, a self- selected chosen family. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Fionn Whitehead
  • Interviewee role
    Actor
  • Film title
    Port Authority
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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