Discovering a forbidden relationship, a crime involved and a thorny past… this more home may decemberThe new film from director Todd Haynes, whose filmography boasts Oscar contenders Tune (2015) and away from the sky (2002). On this occasion, it is a feature film about an unconventional marriage with a history of crime and immorality, which an outsider turns to dust without predicting the consequences.
What is it about?
may december It deals with Elizabeth meeting Gracie, a famous Hollywood actress, whom the actress investigates as she plays her in a film inspired by her scandalous past. Several years earlier, Gracie had an affair with an underage boy, a story spread by the tabloid media, as well as leading to her arrest and imprisonment. After his release from prison, he and Joe—whom he had raped—married, and together they raised their two children.
At first glance, their unconventional marriage seems more predictable than Elizabeth expected. But soon, their observation brings to the fore long-dormant feelings, and deeper and deeper layers of the scandal from decades ago are revealed,” reads a synopsis shared by Netflix (via). «may december A delightfully funny film about acting and exploitation that blends surreal melodrama with human perception.”
By whom was this play written? Sami Burchnovel screenwriter who also conceived the story together alex the mechanic, The two previously co-wrote a few short films and worked in the casting department of various productions.
Natalie Portman ,thor: love and thunder) And Julianne Moore ,Sharper: A Perfect Planlead the cast of may december, playing the roles of Elizabeth and Gracie, respectively. supports them Charles Melton ,Riverdale) as Joe. they act too D.W. moffett ,chicago med, piper curda ,Heritage, elizabeth u ,Avatar The Last Airbender, Corey Michael Smith ,Gotham) And Lawrence Aransio ,The one who uses drugs), among others.
a real story?
According DiversityThis new feature film by Todd Haynes – shot over 23 days last year in Savannah, Georgia – is based on the true story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a California teacher who was convicted by a jury and public opinion at the turn of the decade Was. In the 90s, after having sex with his 12-year-old student. Eventually, they had children and their marriage lasted 14 years.
The title of the film was derived from the Anglo-Saxon expression “May-December”Which refers to a love affair where there is a large age difference between the couple.
Originally, it was Natalie Portman who adapted the script written by Sammy Burch and sent it to Haynes in 2020 in the hope that he would be interested. About the director the actor commented, “He has the ability to create tension and drama with very subtle strokes.” deadline,
may december Portman is featured as a producer through the MountainEye brand, which she founded in 2021 with her collaborator Sophie Maas. Will Ferrell and Jessica Albaum through Gloria Sanchez Productions, as well as Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler through their Killer Films banner, also produced.
When will it premiere?
in the United States, may december It will hit select theaters on November 17, 2023. Then, it will hit the Netflix catalog on December 1 of the current year.
It had its world premiere at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d’Or and received an eight-minute standing ovation. At the moment, he maintains an approval rating of 89%. rotten Tomatoeswhere it is defined as a “seductively disturbing” film.
teaser for may december
Antonio G. Spindola My memory is very bad. In solidarity with my memories, I decided to lose myself as well. preferably in a movie theater.