Todd Haynes’ ‘May December’: Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore’s Film Receives An 8-Minute Ovation

Taylor HaynesA 8-minute standing ovation was given to the film May December, starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton, at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

DeadlineTodd Haynes addresses the crowd following an eight-minute standing ovation for his May September melodrama in the video posted and quote. Due to the late arrival of people connected with Killers of the Flower Moon, the screening started 35 minutes later than scheduled. The commencement of that movie was delayed by 40 minutes. View the video below.

The Lumiere audience heard from director Haynes as he stood between Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman and shared his excitement at making May December. He said, “The making of this film was such a joy We shot it in 23 days in Savannah it took everybody’s full cooperation to make this possible.” (ViaDeadline)

Todd Haynes   May December  Will Premiere At The 2023 Cannes Film Festival

The description of the movie’s plot states:

Twenty years after the public’s attention was drawn to their infamous tabloid romance, a married couple (Charles Melton and Julianne Moore) crumbles under the pressure of an actress (Natalie Portman) who has come to undertake research for a movie about their history.

Samy Burch wrote the script based on a tale that he and Alex Mechanik co-wrote. Honor Atherton-Yoo, Mary Atherton-Yoo, and Charlie Atherton-Yoo are all played by Piper Curda, Elizabeth Yu, and Gabriel Chung, respectively, in the movie. View these pictures.

Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler, Natalie Portman, and Sophie Mas are the producers of the movie.

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