Francis Ford Coppola presents the honorary Palme d’Or to George Lucas

Francis Ford Coppola presents the honorary Palme d’Or to George Lucas
Francis Ford Coppola presents the honorary Palme d’Or to George Lucas

Many have reported on social networks the historic embrace on stage at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival Francis Ford Coppola and friend and colleague George Lucas.

The father of Star Wars was awarded with the honorary Palme d’Or, which was given to him by his friend Coppola, who participated in competition with the film he dreamed of for 40 years, Megalopolis (here the review and here trailer, plot, budget and all the curiosities).

Immediate and very long standing ovation with which the public welcomed the two myths of cinemanow over eighty, who have contributed to writing its history with their films, from The Godfather to the aforementioned Star Wars, from Indiana Jones (the story and characters are designed by Lucas himself), from American Graffiti to Apocalypse Now (for which Coppola won his second Palme d’Orafter that for The conversation).

Numerous photos and videos of the event, which is already written in the annals of the Cannes Film Festival and which fans of the two great names of cinema continue to spread online.

A closure with a bang for the 77th edition of the Festivalwhich becomes official today – May 25th – with the press conference of the jury chaired by the director and actress Greta Gerwig.

 
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