The Safest Place for Fruit is in Cannes

The golden glow of the Cote D’Azur beckons for writer and director Kal Bonner, whose short film “The Safest Place for Fruit is in Carmen Miranda’s Hat” has been accepted for the Cannes Film Festival.

This off-beat comedy highlights the cause of the weak against the strong, the eccentric against the ‘norm’ , and the struggle for individuality in the face of  pressure to conform to society’s expectations. Characters include a coconut and an angry banana.

The short is narrated by Phill Jupitus, team captain on the BBC’s  Never Mind the Buzzcocks, who is currently touring in the musical comedy Spamalot.

The film was screened at the Branchage Festival 2010 in Jersey, Channel Islands, and has also been submitted for 2011 film festivals  in London, Swansea and the Isle of Wight.

Adapted for the screen from one of Kal’s short stories, it marks her debut as a director. Her first novel Climbing A Ladder Backwards was published in 2009 and she is now working on a second novel.

 64th Festival de Cannes 2011 (Court Metrage)

Swansea Bay Film Festival 2011

Ryde International Film Festival 2011

London Short Film Festival 2011

For further details of cast and crew see:


~ by A_A on March 17, 2011.

3 Responses to “The Safest Place for Fruit is in Cannes”

  1. Looking forward to this film a lot been said about it in various forums I have visited. I’m there so will look it up. Just one thing though is it not The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Mirandas Hat?

  2. Saw the film and met up with the crew there lovely people.

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