This is the film that moved us the most during this 2022 vintage of the Cannes Film Festival. Which didn’t surprise us, given that James Gray (The Night Belongs to Us, Two Lovers) has, for nearly 30 years, been faultless — yes, The Immigrant is a great film, contrary to popular belief . Seeing him return to intimate drama 10 years after this one, even as he returns from an epic in the jungle in The Lost City of Z and on the moon with Ad Astra, brought us joy. And we were right. Armageddon Time tells us about the youth of a little boy, Paul, in Queens in the 1980s. In the continuity of a Roma by Alfonso Cuaron, a Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson or even the less good Belfast by Kenneth Branagh, the filmmaker recounts here his own youth, is inspired by his personal story – all with a perfect cast, ranging from parents played by Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway, to a loving grandfather played by Anthony Hopkins, not to mention a small cameo from Jessica Chastain. While we are waiting for the film in theaters on November 9, we have a first trailer that sets the tone for this little gem that will have to be followed closely.
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