Armageddon Time, an exclusive clip from the film with Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins

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From recognized author James Gray, Armageddon Time – The Time of the Apocalypseand is a deeply personal coming of age story that deals with the story of a family desperately engaged in a generation’s pursuit of an affirmation, the American Dream. The film stars a cast of great artists, such as Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong. After being presented in competition at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the film will arrive in Italian cinemas from 23 March. At the head of the article you can see a clip of the feature film exclusively for the Sky TG24 site

After shooting five dramatic and intimate films in his hometown of New York, director James Gray has broken new ground with an exploration-driven adventure as Lost Civilization – The Lost City of Zset in the Amazon, and the sci-fi tale Ad Astra. With Armageddon Time, Gray has decided not only to return to New York City, but actually to fall back into the semi-detached house in Flushing, Queens where he grew up. “I’ve been in the jungle and been able to recreate the infinite space, and I’m honored to have been able to have these experiences,” comments Gray. “At a certain point, however, I came to the conclusion that New York is part of me. If you can express it directly and honestly, it’s without a doubt the best thing you can do. My first thought was to go home again, trying to do it in the most personal way possible”.

With that thought in mind, he set out to revisit his memoirs and create characters that were both practical and emotionally real, especially in the eyes of the people who shared the formative years of his life with him. Gray was the younger of two children, and both parents were born into Jewish immigrant families. His father, the son of a plumber, he grew up in modest circumstances, but through his work he managed to build a position in the middle class as an engineer. Gray’s mother was a teacher and president of the Parents Association, just like his own parents. Memories of frequent family dinners are vivid in the director’s memory, many rendezvous in the dining room rubbing elbows with grandparents, aunts and cousins. The adults kept talking about whatever topic they had in mind, seeking the children’s attention when it came to saying important things about how to go about life.

The goal was also to be able to connect one’s personal history with the broader scope of American history and culture of those years, capable of exerting an unparalleled influence.