This coming-of-age tale and 1980s New York timepiece, loosely based on director James Gray’s childhood memories, is a kind of origin story for our current political climate and the way it perpetuates social injustice. Not surprisingly, a certain famous family from Queens is also there at the inception. Featuring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Succession‘s Jeremy Strong and two fine performances from young actors Banks Repeta and Jaylin Webb, Armageddon Time reveals its very personal story with a cynical awareness of how much still has to change. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
“An alternately tender and candid glimpse of what it feels like to be told one thing while knowing the opposite is true deep in your bones.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta
United States, Brazil