CANNES -- The British Film Institute
Film Fund is to back "Hockney: A Life in Pictures," about the artist David Hockney
, Ben Roberts, the fund's director, said Monday.
Randall Wright will helm and write the documentary, which will receive 140,000 pounds ($236,000) from the BFI. Fly Film Company's Kate Ogborn, whose credits include Terence Davies
' "The Deep Blue Sea"
and Ken Loach's "The Spirit
of '45," produces with Wright.
Wright's previous films include the BAFTA nommed "Lucian Freud: Painted Life," a docu about the British artist, and "David Hockney: Secret Knowledge."
International sales on "Hockney" are repped by Hanway.
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