James Gray is back in Cannes for the fifth time, a personal story inspired by his childhood in Queens, NY, in the 1980s, and tonight’s premiere was nothing but emotional.
The first screening of the focus feature Armageddon time A five-minute stand was drawn for the reception, the apex of which was addressed to the gray audience.
“It’s very emotional, it’s my story in a way and you shared it with me,” Gray said as he began to catch his breath.
He added: “Last Saturday we finished the film in complete panic. You are the first man on the planet Earth to see it. I am grateful to each of you. I love you all and I hope to be back someday because it’s the church of cinema. “
Starring Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, the youngest star in the film, Jillian Webb, and Banks Rapeta were moved to the Palace Theater by loud and constant applause.
Armageddon time Follows a young, Jewish, artistic boy (Ripeta) who comes up against the challenge in public school and befriends a rebellious classmate (Webb). Hathaway and Strong play their working parents, while Anthony Hopkins is the wise, dear, immigrant grandfather who guides the young teenager.
The date of the film has not been decided yet, however, if Focus features locate the movie in the awards season, it will not be a shock like the way they launched. Loving Here’s what led to a leading actress Oscar nominee for Ruth Neger in 2016 and catapulted her career.