The rumors are really true! After the three-hour epic had its world debut on Saturday at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, Killers of the Flower Moon was met with a loud standing ovation that lasted for nine minutes.
At the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and the rest of the cast lapped up every second of the ovation that was exhibited. The co-editor-in-chief of Variety, Ramin Setoodeh, said that the nine-minute standing ovation is “the biggest and loudest” of the film festival thus far. The excerpt of the thundering clapping was released on Variety’s website.
Scorsese reportedly seized the microphone following the applause and addressed the enthusiastic audience as reported by Variety.
He then expressed his gratitude to the Osage people. “Everyone understood what was going on in the photo. My longtime good friends Bob and Leo, as well as Jesse and Lily. Oklahoma was the location where we filmed this a few years ago. Although it took some time, Apple has once again provided exceptional service to its customers. There was a good deal of grass there. I grew up in New York. It took me by complete surprise. This was an absolutely incredible adventure. We were inhabitants of that planet.”
After Hours had its world debut in the South of France in 1985, therefore this was Scorsese’s first visit to the renowned film festival since then. He was greeted with a warm reception, which was a pleasant surprise. It should be noted that Killers of the Flower Moon also marks the sixth time that the renowned filmmaker has worked on-screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, who seemed as dashing as ever in a traditional tuxedo.
The first teaser trailer for the highly awaited film was released earlier this week by Apple TV+. It gave fans their first glimpse at the forthcoming Western crime thriller, which is centered on a sequence of killings in 1920s Oklahoma, when oil is found on tribal territory in the Osage Nation.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is the source material for the movie, which has been estimated to have had a budget of $200 million and has a total running time of 3 hours and 26 minutes. The movie is based on the nonfiction book of the same name.
The preview makes the bold claim that “Greed is an animal that hungers for blood,” while simultaneously showing images of violent conflict and unethical business practices.
In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, and Lily Gladstone, who played Mollie in First Cow, plays his wife. Tantoo Cardinal, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, and John Lithgow are some of the other actors that appear in the film.