Anne Hathaway wowed on the red carpet at 2022’s Cannes Film Festival, ahead of a screening of her film Armageddon Time, which was directed by James Gray and co-stars Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Anthony Hopkins.

Hathaway wore a white, sequined strapless gown from Armani Privé, with more flow added by a long shoulder shawl that also drooped down to a train behind the actress. She also wore a necklace from Bulgari that featured a 107.15-carat sapphire.

“You never go wrong with a little sparkle. You never go wrong with something that looks chic and glamorous, but feels very, very comfortable,” Hathaway told reporters about the dress. “And I noticed that a lot of my favorite actresses had their first-hand experience wearing all white. So that was what I did.”

Armageddon Time is a semi-autobiographical drama inspired by Gray’s upbringing in Queens, New York. Strong and Hathaway play a Jewish family in the 80s fighting for upward mobility against the backdrop of the conservative cultural shift that the Ronald Reagan presidency represented at the time.

In the film’s first screening Thursday evening, the audience gave a standing ovation that lasted around seven minutes. Both Gray and Hathaway reportedly broke into tears during the reception, and Gray told the audience, “I’m deeply emotional. It’s my story, in a way, and you guys all shared it with me.” He also added humorously that the film was only completed as of last Saturday, “in a total panic.”

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