Actor Matt Damon burst into tears at the premiere of the thriller “Stillwater,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports.

Ramin Setoodeh, a Variety reporter who attended the show posted a video on his Twitter. It shows how the Oscar winner, who played the main role in the Tom McCarthy film, could not contain his emotions after the audience awarded the creators of the picture a five-minute standing ovation.

The publication notes that usually in Cannes, directors do not make speeches after the premiere of films. However, McCarthy broke this tradition and addressed the public.

“I am incredibly happy to be here. I was very much influenced by French and European cinema,” Tom McCarthy said. — Therefore, I am happy to present the film to such an amazing audience in this iconic theater (referring to the Palais des Festivals and Congresses on the Croisette).”

In “Stillwater” they tell about a builder (Damon) from Oklahoma (USA), whose daughter was put in a French prison for the murder of a friend. The main character does everything possible to prove the innocence of his child and release him.

The premiere of the thriller was supposed to take place back in 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release was postponed to July 30 of this year.