OT: Armageddon Time
James Gray // USA, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
In this partially autobiographical coming-of-age drama, James Gray sketches an America dominated by racism, inequality and deep-seated prejudice. New York, 1980: Paul is the youngest member of a well-to-do Jewish family. But with his permanently busy mother Esther (Anne Hathaway), his caring but strict father Irving and his argumentative brother Ted, he often feels lonely. Only his loving grandfather Aaron (Anthony Hopkins) seems to really understand him. At the start of a new school year, Paul meets Jonathan, who is black and lives in humble circumstances with his sick grandmother. The two boys quickly become friends and Paul soon becomes aware of the endemic social inequality.
Kindly supported by HAMBURG SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
DirectorJAMES GRAY (*1969 in New York City) won a Silver Bear at Venice for his graduation film Little Odessa (1994). After films like The Yards (2000) and Two Lovers (2008), Armageddon Time is his fifth film to run in competition at Cannes.
OV with German subtitles
Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Tovah Feldshuh, Ryan Sell, John Diehl, Andrew Polk
Anthony Katagas, Marc Butan, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alan Terpins, James Gray
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