Kanye West’s “Cruel Summer” Premieres At Cannes Film Festival; Plot and Images Revealed


(AllHipHop News) Last night (May 22) at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Kanye West and the G.O.O.D. Music family premiered the rapper, director, producer, and all-around creative mind’s new one-of-a-kind short-film, Cruel Summer.

On hand at the premiere was Kanye’s fellow Throne member Jay-Z, current flame Kim Kardashian, and G.O.O.D. Music members Pusha T, Big Sean, and Kid Cudi. Comedian Aziz Ansari was and Brooklyn MC Theophilus London were also present.

While details on the film itself have been heavily guarded, GQ Senior Editor Logan Hill was on hand at the premiere and tweeted a number of details and plot points about the film. In addition to stating that Kanye plans to bring Cruel Summer to New York, Qatar (where the film was mostly shot), and worldwide, Hill was told by Amanda Palmer of the DOHA Film Institute, co-producer of Cruel Summerthat Kanye plans to show the film on November 19 as part of a festival in DOHA.

Regarding the film’s plot Hill tweeted, “Cruel Summer is the story of a Lamborghini car thief who falls for a beautiful blind Arabic girl who’s father will let them……marry if he can help her see. So he (Kid Cudi) does using strings that lead her around palace to play music. @kanyewest talke synesthesia.”

“[Kanye] says it work in progress but it’s wildly stylish, huge booming soundtrack,” Hill continued. “Vanessa Beecroft production design. immersive fun. @kanyewest needed 20 camels, 100 extras and I’m guessing 20 Lambos. @kanyewest film features fashion he designed and pieces by local Arabic designers, shot in 4 days, 3 months start to almost-finish.”

Warner Bros. recording artist, Theophilus London, who is currently prepping his sophomore album, Rose Island, tweeted, “That was wild” and “Shout to YE ON HiS RARE CANNES PREMIERE 7 screens under a pyramid.”

A number of pictures from the premiere were tweeted by both the Brooklyn MC and WAD Magazine creative director Alex Sossah, which you can view below: