Matthew McConaughey didn’t take close to heart critical reviews of his new movie The Sea of Trees at the Cannes Film Festival. The famous Hollywood actor stared in such a ‘booed’ film The Sea of Trees as a man
Matthew McConaughey doesn’t take close to heart critical reviews of his new movie The Sea of Trees at the Cannes Film Festival.
The famous Hollywood actor stared in such a ‘booed’ film The Sea of Trees as a man, who wanted to commit a suicide, so he went to Japan in order to kill himself.
At press screening on Friday a lot of heckles and boos could be heard, but the Oscar-winning McConaughey claimed that people cannot like everything, so they have as much right to ‘boo’ as to ovate.
Gus Van Sant is the director of The Sea of Trees that has its public premiere on Saturday. Another Van Sant’s film Elephant won the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2003.
Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe also stars in the film, which reviews appeared to be quite negative. The Guardian’s one-star review called it “a fantastically annoying and dishonest tear-jerker”.
On Saturday, while speaking to the journalists, Van Sant stated:
I read one review this morning and it was very definitive, I was imagining everyone was the same as this person so I thought, ‘Now we know where we stand,’ which was kind of nice
Later he added, referring to the 2003 festival, that there was some sort of fight after the Elephant screening, like fisticuffs over whether it was good or bad, which he thought was interesting.
The Sea of Trees is also participating in this year top prize competition which is announced on 24 May.