Festivals, Film
May 18, 2023

Cannes Recap: Harrison Ford Receives Honorary Cannes Palme D’Or Ahead Of ‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’ Premiere

Harrison Ford is already being praised at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival before his film Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny even hits the big screen.

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During the Palme d’Or ceremony Harrison Ford was fêted with a career highlights reel and received an enthusiastic standing ovation from the crowd inside the Grand Theatre Lumière. Once he was announced Harrision Ford took the stage, saying, “I am pleased and honored, but I got a movie you gotta see.” Ford added of the montage in honor of his career: “They say before you die, you see your life flash before your eyes, and I just saw my life flash before my eyes.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which is showing out of competition here, is one of the splashiest titles to splash down on the Croisette. It sees Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role as legendary archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones. This fifth installment in the franchise takes place in the years depicted between Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny drop us into the story, as Indy is preparing to retire, things change after a surprise visit from his estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who is seeking a rare artifact that her father entrusted to him years earlier — the infamous Archimedes Dial, a device that purportedly holds the power to locate fissures in time. An accomplished con-artist, Helena steals the dial and swiftly departs the country to sell it to the highest bidder. Left with no choice but to go after her, Indy dusts off his fedora and leather jacket for one final ride. Meanwhile, his old nemesis, Jürgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), a former Nazi now working as a physicist in the U.S. space program, has his own plans for the dial, a horrifying scheme that could change the course of world history.

Dial of Destiny begins International debuts on June 28 and rides into North America on June 30.