Matthew McConaughey Booed At Cannes For ‘Sea Of Trees’

By Anshul Hardikar | 3 years ago
Matthew McConaughey Booed At Cannes For ‘Sea Of Trees’
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Academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey who was applauded all over the globe for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club” was booed when his latest movie “Sea of Trees” premiered at Cannes Film Festival.

According to People, the actor was present at the Cannes Film Festival with co-star Naomi Watts and director Gus Van Sant who is known for Palme d’Or award winning film “Elephant” back in 2003. The movie revolves around McConaughey’s character who loses his wife and unable to cope up with her death, sets out to Japan to commit suicide.

It is in the forest on the foothills of Mount Fuji that his character meets a wounded Japanese man who has lost his way and while helping the man find his out of the forest finds a new hope to live. After the movie screened at the film festival it was met with heckles and boos from the audiences. Surprisingly, the critics also did not look impressed with the actor’s performance.

Leading dailies like The Guardian stated that the movie was “a fantastically annoying and a tear jerker.” According to Variety, the movie was risibly long winded. Although the actor stood up for the movie and for the director saying that everyone had the right to boo as much as they have for ovate. The actor also mentioned that he was happy to be invited at the film festival and that the film got into the festival.

Naomi Watts too was thankful that she got an opportunity to work with Van Sant as she has been an admirer of his work. She defined the movie as a beautiful love story that was painful and tragic and seemed to represent something that was really human and universal to her.

Earlier too Gus Van Sant’s movie Elephant had created a divide amongst the critics but ultimately the movie went on to win a Palme d’Or and the Best Director award in 2003.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.