First images from Coppola’s upcoming film ‘Megalopolis’ revealed

First images from Coppola’s upcoming film ‘Megalopolis’ revealed
First images from Coppola’s upcoming film ‘Megalopolis’ revealed

Adam Driver at the top of a skyscraper in a city reminiscent of New York, ready to throw himself into the void and seeming to be able to influence the course of time: Francis Ford Coppola unveiled this Saturday, May 4, a first extract from Megalopolishis next film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from May 14 to 25.

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Forty-five years later Apocalypse Nowwhich earned him a second Palme d’Or, the American director will be one of the main attractions on the Croisette this year, having not directed a feature film since Twixtreleased in 2011, recalls theAFP.

A symbolic date

The day chosen to release these images is not due to chance: this May 4 should in fact have marked the 88th birthday of the filmmaker’s wife, Eleanor Coppola. “‘Megalopolis’ has always been a film dedicated to my dear wife, Eleanor. I was really hoping to celebrate her birthday with her this May 4th. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case, so let me share with everyone a gift from him.”wrote the cinema giant, 85, on his Instagram account.

This feature film, with a budget of more than 100 million dollars according to the American press, revolves around the destruction of a megalopolis and a reconstruction which takes place between an architect and the mayor of the city.

Also left the Cannes Film Festival with the supreme award for Secret Conversation in 1974, Francis Ford Coppola is this year in the running against 21 other films, which will be decided by a jury chaired by Greta Gerwig, director of barbie, Frances Ha or Lady Bird.

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