NY Film Festival Sets Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ as Closing Night Selection

‘Ferrari’ Star Adam Driver Tells Festgoer “F*** You” After Being Asked About “Cheesy” Crash Scenes

Adam Driver didn’t mince words when asked about the “cheesy” crash scenes in his new movie, Ferrari.

The film was screened Sunday at Poland’s Camerimage Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with the star, who also is an executive producer on the movie.

“What do you think about (the) crash scenes?” Driver was asked by an audience member during the Q&A. “They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I must say, cheesy for me. What do you think?”

Driver replied bluntly: “Fuck you, I don’t know. Next question.”

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The response was met with some gasps as well as what sounded like some uncomfortable laughter.

Watch a video of the moment that was posted on X (formerly Twitter) below.

Driver plays Enzo Ferrari in the movie, which is set during the summer of 1957, when Ferrari’s company is facing bankruptcy. He wagers everything he has on one race, the iconic Mille Miglia, which is a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.

Ferrari fundamentally is about the big race, where Mann’s virtuoso technique kicks in and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt’s cameras put us at the wheel or in the path of the speeding roadsters to thrilling effect,” The Hollywood Reporter chief film critic David Rooney wrote in his review of the movie. “The Mille Miglia competition is run on 1,000 miles of open road across Italy, going through ancient towns (their streets lined with hay bales to protect buildings and spectators) and bucolic countryside. A stretch showing the cars zipping through an expansive mountain pass is breathtaking. (Italian locations, including Modena, are a plus throughout.)”

Driver also was at Camerimage to accept the Special EnergaCamerimage Award for acting. Ferrari is also one of the entries in this year’s EnergaCamerimage main competition.

Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon and Patrick Dempsey also star in the movie, which was directed by Michael Mann and written by Troy Kennedy Martin.

Neon is set to release the movie in theaters on Dec. 25.