Kanye West’s Short Film ‘Cruel Summer’ Set To Premiere At Cannes On May 23

    Back in April we reported that Kanye West was running late with the short film he had proposed to show at this years Cannes Festival. But with the festival already underway, it looks like the rapper has, in his usual fashion, pulled through just in time.

    West and his creative collective DONDA will debut Cruel Summer on Wednesday May 23. The rapper has stated that the film takes inspiration from his much-anticipated forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation, which will also be named Cruel Summer. According to a press release, the movie will be “a fusion of short film and art installation,” will be shown through an “immersive seven-screen experience” (pictured above), and will remain open to the public for two days after its premiere.

    Admittedly this isn’t much to go on. Although a poster for the film does indicate that there are acting roles for G.O.O.D. Music signee Kid Cudi and comedian Aziz Ansari, there is still no official confirmation regarding rumors that the film would be a “thriller.”  

    Cruel Summer first screens at Cannes on May 23, and you can register for free tickets to showings on the following two days here. [Pitchfork]