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Title: HBO Premieres the Documentary: A Special Day


This upcoming May 21st, MAX will premiere the documentary directed by Gilles Jacob

 MIAMI, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced that it will premiere the documentary, A Special Day, this upcoming May 21st at 9 pm, only one day after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, in order to mark the celebration of the 65th edition of the festival.

Directed by Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, and produced by Pyramide Productions and Le Festival de Cannes (The Cannes Film Festival), the documentary presents a tribute to film and its contemporary creators, and follows 35 renowned directors during the day of the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th Anniversary.  The film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the organization of the festival, from the arrival of the directors, the photos, the red carpet, and the press conferences until the final farewell.

Some of the renowned directors that this documentary features are David Lynch, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Roman Polanski, among others.

A Special Day, edited by Samuel Faure, is 52 minutes long and was arranged entirely from official archive material and images from the Festival.

 The documentary premieres in all of Latin America on the MAX channel this Monday, May 21st, at 9 pm, and will be rebroadcast Thursday, May 24th at 10 pm; Saturday, May 26th at 12:30 am and Sunday, May 27th at 7:30 pm.

MAX is a channel dedicated to independent film and cinema, offering cult, classic and not so classic movies, experimental films, exclusive documentaries, shorts and new film styles, as well as innovative and exciting vanguard productions.

 About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the leader in paid, Premium television network broadcasting in the region, who as well as being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Signature, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, Max®, Max HD®, Max Prime(SM) and its SVOD services.