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Palme d’Or, Big Movie: This Modern Beautiful Woman is one of Cannes’ favorite films

The Mandarin, The Florida Project, The Red Rocket… Sean Baker’s films have left their mark on the French mind and festivals. The American director was able to conquer France with his feature films, which renewed and revived independent cinema on the other side of the Atlantic.

Will his new film Anora, selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, receive the same acclaim? This feature film tells the story of Anora, a young stripper from Brooklyn who transforms into a modern-day Cinderella when she meets the son of a Russian oligarch.

Without thinking, she enthusiastically marries her prince charming; But when the news reaches Russia, the fairy tale is quickly threatened: the young man’s parents travel to New York with the firm intention of annulling the marriage…

Ahead of its upcoming theatrical release, this feature film seems to have garnered the support of festival-goers at the 77th edition of this great cinematography. Before winning a prize, even a Palme d’Or?

The excitement is strong, if the images of applause and standing ovations circulating on social networks are to be believed, as well as the ecstatic assessments of the press and moviegoers.

“Long standing ovation for #SeanBaker and his #Anora, a comedy about a New York sex worker who becomes involved with a high-ranking Russian family. Hilarious from start to finish, with a great cast led by Mikey Madison and Yura Borisov. Baker’s best film since The Florida Project #cannes2024.”

“I think I just saw a golden palm branch”

Mikey Madison Superstar

Apart from Anora’s qualities in the film, it’s Mikey Madison’s performance that critics and the Cannes community alike have mentioned. The 25-year-old actor, known for his roles in Better Things, Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood by Tarantino and Scream, has won over audiences and appears to be one of the favorites to win the Best Actor award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. festival.

“#Cannes: Mike Madison delivers an all-time performance in a brilliant comedy that begins as a fantasy adventure before veering hilariously into ‘uncut gems’ territory.”

“#Anora Review: Sensual and captivating! Mike Madison is a revelation on top of an exciting career. A provocative experience that doesn’t hold you back. Powerful visuals that vibrate through you. This isn’t just another comedy-drama, it’s the best Sean Baker film of all time. The end #skin.

“After Sean Baker’s ‘Anora’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Mikey Madison was applauded for her stellar performance. Some speculated she could be up for Best Actress.”

Sean Baker’s movie Anora doesn’t have a release date yet.

The 77th Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 14 to 25.

Source: Allocine

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