Tye Sheridan from Cannes for Black Flies: “The pandemic has changed our perception”

Black Flies, a thriller directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and starring Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Katherine Waterston, Michael Pitt and Mike Tyson, based on Shannon Burke’s gripping autobiographical novel of the same name, will be presented today at Competition at the 76th Cannes edition. Rookie paramedic Ollie Cross (Tye Sheridan) spends his nights taking adrenaline-pumping rides in a New York City Fire Department ambulance in Brownsville, Brooklyn, while studying for his medical exams in a Chinatown shack by day . Working alongside veteran Gene Rutkovsky (Sean Penn), Cross discovers firsthand the appeal and alienation of a play that oscillates between fear and compassion, and at times touches on ethical ambiguity. Continuing his path of analysis of violence within institutions and isolated communities, French director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (A Prayer Before Dawn) directs his attentive and probing gaze towards his city of adoption, New York, painted in the best of its uneven splendor. Sauvaire builds a visceral and engaging thriller about the complex and exhausting lives of paramedics and the ordinary people they dedicate their lives to. Black Flies will soon be in theaters distributed by Vertice 360. (Courtesy of Eva Carducci)

Source : IL Messaggero

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