Stillwater: an American in Marseille


CRITICAL – Matt Damon presented on the Croisette Sillwater, in which he plays an American father arriving in Marseille to see his daughter incarcerated at Les Baumettes.

There’s a lot of talk about football this year in Cannes, and not just about the upcoming Euro Italy-England final. Even Americans are getting into soccer, and they seem like L1 fans. Sunday, Spike Lee, president of the jury, landed attifé like Mbappé and declared his love for PSG. Thursday, Matt Damon, on the red carpet, sang the praises of OM. This lack of discernment is hardly excusable insofar as the Yankee actor has seen Dimitri Payet’s team play closely. He spent weeks in Marseille in 2019 filming Stillwater and he attended a match (OM-Saint-Étienne) at the Vélodrome for the purposes of the scenario.

In Stillwater, by Tom McCarthy (Oscar winner for Spotlight, film investigating pedophilia scandals in the Church in Boston), Damon does not play an ultra, but a good guy from Oklahoma (cap-goat-shirt), Bill Baker, income from everything (unemployment , widowhood, alcohol) and left for Marseille where her daughter Allison, a student who chose

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