American-born Israeli Actor to Make His Long-awaited Debut on Cannes' Silver Screen

How does a 57-year-old with no acting experience under his belt, aside from the high-school drama club, land a role in a film headed for the industry’s preeminent festival? For Lowell Gallin, it took a heavy dose of chutzpah.

Forty years after starring in his last role as Charlie Brown in a high-school play, Lowell Gallin is headed for the big screen. The former New Yorker, who...