“The Last Face” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was ripped to shreds on social media, as well as received some of the worst reviews from critics. The film follows the head of an international aid organization (Charlize Theron) who falls in love with a relief doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst war-torn Africa. Ahead of its international release, the first trailer for the drama has made its way online.
The sneak peek shows how the two lovers, despite their shared belief about the danger of civil unrest, find that they hold opposing views on how to best solve the conflict. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jean Reno and Jared Harris co-star.
In his D review, IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn wrote, “Even without its mopey, painfully on-the-nose dialogue and ponderous story, ‘The Last Face’ sets itself up for failure with its premise, and Penn’s apparent inability to recognize it as such. It’s his worst movie.”
Penn later responded to all the negative reviews by stating, “I finished the film. It’s not a discussion I can be of any value to. I’m certain that everyone is going to be well entitled to their response.”
“The Last Face” is Sean Penn’s first feature film since 2007’s “Into the Wild.” He’ll next star in the “The Professor and the Madman” and portray Andrew Jackson in the TV miniseries “American Lion.”
The drama will be release in the US in 2017, via Saban Films. Check out the international trailer below.