‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Gets Five-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes, Harrison Ford and James Mangold Get Emotional

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Following its out--competition at the Cannes Film Festival this evening, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny The audience inside the festival's Grand Théâtre Lumière were treated to a five-minute standing ovation.

The franchise's star Harrison Ford, who has said this will be his last time playing the iconic Indiana Jones and received an honorary Palme d'Or to off tonight's ceremony, was clearly touched by the response to the film, which Disney and Lucasfilm premiered before the worldwide release in late June.

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The standing ovation began as the credits rolled over the picture with the crowd standing when the lights came on. They only paused when director James Mangold was given a mike to address the audience.

“Mercy, I just wanted to say thank you, thank you so much for having us here,” he said, noting that he appeared with the film at Cannes for the first time. overweight In Directors' Fortnight. “One thing that was true then and is true now is that this film was made by friends. … Maybe it's hard for you to believe that such a big movie could be made by friends, but it was,” he said, choking up. “It was made with love, it was made with devotion that It came before, and it was built with tremendous confidence from all these people.”

The film's stars Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Mangold were on hand for the festivities, as well as producer Kathleen Kennedy, Disney boss Bob Iger, Ford's wife actress Calista Flockhart, and more. Earlier in the evening, Ford receives an honorary Palme d'Or and career tribute,

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The film, a big ticket attraction for those on the ground here in Cannes, sees Ford reprise his role as the legendary archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones. It takes place in the years indicated between the fifth installment in the franchise. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; The latter also had its world premiere at Cannes in 2008.

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The new story is set in 1969, but the opening sequence takes the audience back to 1944, which Mangold said “incredible technology“to de-age Ford. Later, we learn that Indy taught at Hunter College in New York for over a decade. The esteemed professor of archeology is preparing to retire to his modest apartment, where These days he lives alone. Things change after a surprise visit from his estranged granddaughter Helena Shaw (Waller-Bridge), who is looking for a rare artifact that her father entrusted to Indy years ago: the infamous Archimedes. Dial, a device that allegedly has the power to locate Fischer in time.

A skilled con-artist, Helena steals the dial and quickly leaves the country to sell the artifact to the highest bidder. Left with no choice but to leave, Indy dusts off his fedora and leather jacket for one last ride. Meanwhile, Indy's old nemesis, Jürgen Völler (Mikkelsen), a former Nazi now working as a physicist in the US space program, has his own plan for the Dial, a sinister plan that will change the course of world history. can change.

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Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kreisman, Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas and John Rhys-Davies also starred.

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Mangold directs from a screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Mangold. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel produce, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers and John Williams returning as composer, who has scored each indie adventure since 1981. Raiders of the Lost Ark,

dial of fate The offshore rollout begins on June 28 and rides in North America on June 30.

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