Cannes Film Festival 2023, Harrison Ford awarded with the Golden Palm of honor

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“I am deeply moved from this recognition. Harrison Ford, 80 years olddid not hide his emotion at having received a surprise there Honorary Palme d’Or ahead of the world premiere screening of Indiana Jones and the Quadrant of Destinythe film presented out of competition on the evening of May 18 at the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (THE SPECIAL). Before the general delegate of the event Thierry Fremaux handed over the statuette, a reel with the most significant roles played by the American actor, from Star Wars to The fugitive, filled the room screen. “They say that when you are about to die, you see your life flash before your eyes, and I just watched my life flash before my eyes. A large part of my life, but not all of my life. My life has been made possible by my loving wife, who has supported my passion and dreams, and I am grateful.” A few moments before Ford, on the red carpet of the Croisette in the company of his wife Calista Flockhart, had received a warm welcome from thousands of enthusiastic fans. “I love you, too. But there is one movie you should see. It’s right behind me. So let me get out of the way, e thank you again for this great honour”.


On the evening of May 16, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the film festival, another Hollywood monument, Michael Douglas, 78, also received the honorary Palme d’Or, while last year, during the 75th edition of the Festival, he had obtained without notice recognition the star Tom Cruise before the screening of Top Gun: Maverick.


Indiana Jones and the Quadrant of Destiny, the fifth episode of the archaeologist hero saga and the first not directed by Steven Spielberg but by James Mangold, is set in 1969 during the space race and tells once again the protagonist’s fight against the Nazis. The cast of the film, which will be released in Italian theaters on June 28, it also fields Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I will play the character,” Ford told Total Film Magazine. “I anticipate that will be the last time he will appear in a film.” As reported by varietyon the occasion of the world premiere in Cannes the film received only five minutes of tepid applausealmost a formality by the standards of the Festival.