Dylan Penn, Sean Penn and Katheryn Winnick © Rune Hellestad
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More stars have descended upon Cannes for the premiere of Sean Penn‘s latest film ‘Flag Day’ of the night of 10th of July 2021.

Dylan Penn, Sean Penn and Katheryn Winnick © Rune Hellestad
Dylan Penn, Sean Penn and Katheryn Winnick © Rune Hellestad

Yet another story of dysfunctional daughter-father relationship (along Stillwater), the Flag Day is based on real story of Patty Vogel (Katheryn Winnick) – a journalist who is writing her first book as we type. John Vogel (Sean Penn) is in simple terms a career criminal who abandons his children and breaks their trust over and over again – all the way well into the adulthood.

Sean Penn and Katheryn Winnick © Rune Hellestad10th July 2021  Rune Hellestad
Sean Penn and Katheryn Winnick © Rune Hellestad10th July 2021
Rune Hellestad

The lead cast attended the evening premiere at the Grand Theatre Lumiere while the press was seated at a half-empty De Bussy screening room. The film, albeit widely publicised, received hardly any shy applause at the end though. And overall, the film stopped short of being moving and heart-felt, despite the amazing story at the heart of it.

Ikon London Magazine later spoke to a few US producers who said they’ve returned the tickets to the Flag Day after having re-read Sean Penn’s ‘lecturing and virtue signalling Me Too poem’.

 

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