One of essentially the most important acquisitions of the Cannes Film Festival this yr was Todd Haynes’ May December, which, simply earlier than its NYFF debut later this week, has lastly gotten a trailer. The movie stars Natalie Portman as an actress staying with the lady (Julianne Moore) that she’s about to play in a film. The girl in query is a former trainer who had an affair with certainly one of her college students and, as soon as she acquired out of jail, married the now-grown man (performed by Charles Melton) in query.
Younger readers could not keep in mind the Mary Kay Letourneau case, however within the late nineties, it was big information. An elementary-school trainer, Mary Kay Letourneau, had an affair with Vili Fualaau, her 12-year-old scholar and was convicted of second-degree felony rape of a kid. While she practically acquired off with a plea deal, whereas awaiting sentencing, she was found with the kid and went to jail for six years, throughout which era she gave start to a toddler by Fualaau and, in a loopy twist, ended up marrying him when she acquired out of jail. They ultimately separated after 14 years, and Letourneau died shortly after.
Overall, it’s a very seedy story that influenced films like Notes on a Scandal and the TV collection A Teacher. However, to make the trainer extra sympathetic, they made the age discrepancy much less substantial. Haynes’ movie, regardless of being fictional, is alleged to be extra correct so far as the ages go, and the thrill out of Cannes advised that the film may be very provocative in that not one of the characters are sanitized.
Notably, each Portman and Moore can be competing for greatest lead actress so far as awards consideration goes. I’ll be attending the NYFF premiere on Friday, so be certain that to take a look at our evaluate this weekend.
Here’s the official poster:
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