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NYT: Booed at Cannes, but Now the Real Test

NYT: Booed at Cannes, but Now the Real Test

“It was painful,” Richard Kelly said of the Cannes screenings, which were marred by walkouts and boos. “I just thought, ‘Please let it be over.'” At his press conference, seemingly shellshocked, he fielded hostile questions and muttered that he hoped the film would not “bomb.” In interviews at the time he expressed concern that he would basically have to mutilate his movie, which then ran nearly three hours, if he ever hoped to get it released. Dennis Lim reports.

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