Cannes 2022: Anne Hathaway and Julia Roberts shine at the rise of the steps of Armageddon Time, by James Gray

Cannes 2022, day 3: Anne Hathaway, James Gray and Jeremy Strong

Cannes 2022, day 3: James Gray presented his new film, Armageddon Time

Cannes 2022, day 3: Anne Hathaway

Cannes 2022, day 3: Anne Hathaway climbs the steps for Armageddon Time

Cannes 2022, day 3: The president of the jury Vincent Lindon and Deepika Padukone

Cannes 2022, day 3: Julia Roberts, radiant on the Croisette

Cannes 2022, day 3: Julia Roberts was also on the red carpet

Cannes 2022, day 3: Singer Aya Nakamura

The Ad Astra director returns with his feet on the ground (and on the red carpet) for this film inspired by his own youth.

One of the competition’s most anticipated films was shown tonight at the Cannes Film Festival: Armageddon Timeof James Gray. The director of Lost City of Z and D’Ad Astra it tells a personal story, that of a young boy (Michael Banks Repeta) evolving in the artistic milieu of Queens, New York. There he will cross paths with several characters embodied by Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins or Jeremy Strong, who will have a more or less good influence on him. If at 84, Hopkins did not make the trip, the rest of the cast climbed the steps alongside the filmmaker, who admitted in the summer of 2020, just before shooting it, to have been inspired by the cult works of Federico Fellini and François Truffaut for this project that was close to his heart: “Amarcord and Les 400 coups are certainly films that I thought about a lot and Armageddon Time is in line with the spirit of these works – it is a very open, warm, human film, which makes you want to love the people who inhabit it.”

This film does not yet have a release date.

First images of Armageddon Time, the new James Gray with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway

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