UNITED STATES: Harrison Ford continued to struggle to hold back the tears several times during the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” the fifth chapter (and possibly final for our beloved Indy) in the story of one of the most world-famous franchises in film history.
The summer action movie, directed by James Mangold and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, required Disney to fly its chief management, including CEO Bob Iger and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, to the South of France. However, Cannes managed a restrained standing ovation for Indy’s most recent adventure as the credits rolled.
The biggest adulation of the evening was saved for Ford, notwithstanding how the spectator felt about the movie. The couple was referred to as “Indiana Jones and Calista Flockhart” by the announcer when the actor and his wife, Calista Flockhart, managed to enter the red carpet.
Ford was warmly welcomed like a real movie star when he managed to enter the Palais theatre, with thousands of fans applauding his name and the crowd willing to stand to welcome him.
Ford was started calling to the stage by Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux to accept a surprise Plame d’Or after a reel of his greatest roles from “Star Wars” to “The Fugitive” played onscreen as the evening got underway.
Ford mentioned, “They say when you’re about to die, you see your life flash before your eyes, and I just saw my life flash before my eyes. A great part of my life, but not all of my life. My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, who has supported my passion and my dreams, and I’m grateful.”
It’s worth mentioning that “Indiana Jones 5” is the first Indiana Jones film that wasn’t made by Steven Spielberg, who expressed his love for the most recent sequel at a press conference in April.