Published on July 18th, 2021 | by Damien Straker

Stillwater – Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Director: Tom McCarthy

Writers: Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, and Noé Debré

Producers: Steve Golin, Tom McCarthy, Jonathan King, and Liza Chasin

Cast: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, and Camille Cottin

Release Date: the 12h of August 2021

STILLWATER has been unveiled with its World Premiere out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

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