Indy is back – in tears.
CANNES FINALLY welcomes an old friend – a bravado archaeologist named Indiana Jones – by James World Premiere of Mangold Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune Supplied. At Thursday night’s screening at the Palais, the filmmakers and beloved franchise stars Harrison Ford and co-stars Together Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, Shaunette Renee Wilson and Mads Mikkelsen .
After every credit for a Lucasfilm and Disney blockbuster, the black tie audience responded with a standing ovation for up to 5 minutes, a powerful showcase for the winner of the competition Proof , it was a very exciting night for the stars of its franchise.
Before the screening, festival director Thierry Fremaux took the stage to surprise the audience with highlights from Ford’s storied career. “The Witness”, “Blade Runner” (two parts) , “The Working Girl”, “The Fugitive”, ” 6 Days 7 Nights and Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises along with many Others composed an impactful reel of hiss, to yet another round of applause.
Fremaux was subsequently joined by Festival President Iris Knobloch *) to Ford with the unannounced Palme d’Or pay tribute. The veteran star, who looked visibly emotional and close to tears as he accepted, said he was moved by the spectacle.
Your eyes, I just see my life flash before my eyes, it’s a big part of my life but not all of it. My lovely wife supports my passions and dreams and keeps my life alive, and I’m grateful,” Ford said, before turning his attention to the audience. “I love you too. Thanks. You have given my life purpose and meaning and for that I am so grateful. So grateful for the opportunity to work with artists like Jim, Phoebe, and even Mads.
Mikkelsen’s one-liner elicits laughter, and it’s clear the audience will let him go on, but Ford is eager to get on with the show. “Now, but I have a movie you have to see.” It’s right behind me, let me get out of the way. “
Thierry presented Harrison Ford with the honorary Palme d’Or amid surprises ahead of the premiere. Ford said he was “deeply moved” and humbled because he was so obviously Emotional (and nearly in tears.) #Cannes2023 pic. twitter.com/qdAHSSouYT
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Despite being in Cannes, The cheers are almost always noteworthy, and the news for tonight’s screening is about the reunion. Dial of Destiny premiere brings 80 The year-old Ford and Lucasfilm team returned to Cannes at There they also debuted their latest installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom 1995 in Crystal Skull . Steven Spielberg directed the film with Ford, George Lucas and star Kate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf and Karen Allen attended the premiere at the Palais.
Ford was here recently and appeared at 2023 promoting another high intensity franchise movie, Expendables 3, starring opposite Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren and Rhonda Rousey. But he The first festival performance of dates back to When he visits Cannes for the premiere of Peter Weir’s crime thriller Witnesses
for Mangold, 30, the show Marking his own festive reunion with his return to Cannes Years after his first movie 1969’s indie drama Heavy , starring Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Debbie Harry and Prue Starring Tyler Vince. When it was announced that the Wheel of Fortune was coming to Cannes, Mangold commented: “I’m proud to be back with a slightly bigger spectacle.”
He doubled down on this point in his post-premiere comments, during which he also had tears in his eyes.
“25 years ago I came here with a little movie called Heavy that Screening at Directors’ Fortnight, it was great to be back here again with a slightly bigger film. But one thing that was true then, and it is true now, was that a friend made this film. I even It’s hard to say, because it might be hard for you to believe that such a big movie could be made by a friend, but it is,” he said, becoming choked up. “It was made out of love. It was made out of love for what came before. It was made with a lot of trust from all these people on both sides of me, let’s play, let’s do weird things, hopefully You think it’s great, you can enjoy it, and this will carry on the legacy of these great films before us.”
Thanks to the film festival for letting him have it again, and then ends with his initial emotion. “Film can be made as a family or out of love, no matter how unbelievable it is – even on this scale. I’m here to prove it and say it happened.”
James Mangold also choked up in his post premiere comments about how a movie can be made with friends and love, which he proved with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate.
#Cannes 2008 pic.twitter.com/YdVxqo0v6j — Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) May , 2023
Other stuff that happened before the premiere: Fremaux had a series of shout-outs to those responsible for making the night happen, including the Disney team. “I especially want to thank and welcome the CEO or whatever, the legendary Bob Iger,” Framer said in a rare shout to the studio head. He also called for a round of applause for veteran producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, who sat next to Iger.
According to the film’s official production notes, Dial of Destiny was at when Jones was about to step down after more than a decade on the faculty at Hunter College in New York. As he prepares to retire in the modest apartment where he lives alone, his estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw (Waller-Bridge) makes a surprise visit. Her purpose is to find a rare artifact entrusted to Indy by her father many years ago – the infamous Archimedean sundial, which is said to have the ability to locate cracks in time.
Helena is a A sneaky con artist who steals a Dial and makes an exception to sell it to the highest bidder. With no choice but to run after her, “Indy wipes off his fedora and leather jacket for one last ride” while old nemesis Jürgen Voller (played by Mikkelsen), an ex-Nazi, hot on their heels, And has its own plan dial, a plan that can change history.
Cast also includes John Rhys-Davies, 1235495463 Toby Jones, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Olivier Richters round out the cast. The film was created by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, David Kopp and Mangold based on characters created by Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by Kennedy, Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Spielberg and Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, in every Indiana Jones since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark Goals scored in both adventures in 80, the score was written again.
The Cannes premiere is a sign of confidence in blockbusters from Lucasfilm and Disney. It’s also been heavily advertised on the grounds, with a giant video display in front of the newly revamped Carlton Hotel. Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Wheel of Fortune will be released in France in June , and then It’s America bowing out June .