Still water director Tom McCarthy’s upcoming crime drama starring Matt damon, received a five-minute standing ovation in Cannes. The overwhelmingly positive response to the film even brought tears to his eyes as Matt Damon glanced around at the cheering and cheering audience.
The actors and the team of Still water had already received a very warm welcome from the participants upon their arrival at the 74th Cannes edition. When the movie ended and the credits rolled, audiences couldn’t help but let Matt Damon and others involved with the movie know how much they enjoyed the experience, standing up from their seats and confirming that Still water is certainly one to watch.
While speeches aren’t traditionally delivered at the event, director Tom McCarthy struggled to contain himself, grabbing a mic and thanking the Cannes Film Festival. “I’m upset to be here, I’ve been so influenced by cinema from this country and Europe,” McCarthy said. “It’s so inspiring to present a film to this incredible audience in this iconic theater… that’s all I can find in this moment of instant lore,” he added.
Coming from Focus Features, Still water follows Matt Damon as an American oil rig thug from Oklahoma named Bill Baker, who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in jail for a murder she claims not to have committed . Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.
The dramatic thriller is courtesy of Oscar winner Tom McCarthy, whose 2015 crime drama effort Projector made a very lasting impression on audiences and awards season. Still water is based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Marcus Hinchey & Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré, McCarthy, and stars Abigail Breslin as Allison Baker, Camille Cottin as Virginie, Lilou Siauvaud and Deanna Dunagan as Sharon alongside Matt Damon.
“It can be a very intimate movie and a very character-driven story, but there are also a lot of possibilities,” McCarthy said of the project recently, before addressing the production delay caused by the current global situation. . “It’s a beautiful movie shot in a beautiful location, and I think [Focus Features] was convinced that people should see it in theaters, and I was okay with that. I’m in no rush – the film will perform as well this year as it would have last year. “
Damon, who is best recognized as the unstoppable amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne, finds himself on much less solid ground than shallow thug Bill Baker. “He’s a guy who’s had a tough life, he’s struggled, but he kind of tried to redeem himself and do what’s right, I think, when we meet him,” the co-writer said. and director Tom McCarthy on the character.
Still water Originally slated for release last fall, but has been delayed due to current circumstances and movie theater closures. Stillwater is now slated for release on July 30, 2021 by Focus Features. It comes to us from Ramin setoodeh.