Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premiered at Cannes yesterday, and we have our first breathless applause reporting of the 2023 festival season. The standing ovation was rousing! Or it was lukewarm! It was five, maybe even SIX minutes long! Umm…that’s not that long. 


Gala premieres at festivals like Cannes and Venice get standing ovations as a matter of course, five minutes is the bare minimum (unless Miss Flo walks out mid-clap). Remember Marie Antoinette, the film that got booed at Cannes? The booing happened at the press screening, the premiere audience gave it a mild five-ish minute ovation. So, is Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny a misunderstood classic like Marie Antoinette, or is it merely a mediocre Hollywood movie invited to the Cannes party for extra glamour points? Who can never be sure! It’s Schrödinger’s applause!

Harrison Ford was honored with an honorary Palme d’Or after the film and seemed genuinely moved by it. You can watch the award and Ford’s touching acceptance here:



He attended the premiere with Calista Flockhart, and TMZ noticed she seemed surprised to be seated in the row behind Ford and called it a “mix-up”, but at Cannes, significant others are usually seated behind their partners. The event organizers like to put all the talent in the same row, for the photo ops. Anyway, I like Calista’s dress and so, by the look of it, did Ford.

Tweet about Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Phoebe Waller-Bridge also wore a black dress to the premiere, with black opera gloves. I don’t hate it, but her white suit at the photocall earlier in the day was SO good that I was expecting a more major red carpet moment, so the black on black gown was a little anticlimactic. Although it looks like the bottom of the gown came off for a shorter after-party look (photos attached below), which is nice engineering, and less resource-consuming than creating two separate looks for the night.

Also at the premiere were Mads Mikkelsen, Ethann Isidore, Shaunette Renee Wilson, and my tall blonde darling, Boyd Holbrook. Karlie Kloss was also there, as was Cacique Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapo people. He is featured in the 1978 documentary Raoni, which played at Cannes in 1977 and was nominated for an Academy Award. He’s a dedicated environmentalist and outspoken defender of the Amazonian rainforest, as well as Indigenous rights in Brazil. It’s cool he’s still connected to the festival over forty years later and is bringing awareness of Indigenous issues to the Croisette. I REALLY hope he goes to the Killers of the Flower Moon premiere this weekend.