Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film gets extended standing ovation in Cannes


Yorgos Lanthimos’ avant-garde film Kinds of Kindness, starring actress Emma Stone, captivated and shocked audiences at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

The anthology, featuring tales of sex cults, cannibalism, and debauchery, earned a 4.5-minute standing ovation despite walkouts during its gorier second chapter.

Lanthimos and his cast, including Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, and Joe Alwyn, left before the applause ended.

The film’s three segments showcase the cast in various roles, with standout scenes such as Chau’s cult ritual, Stone’s breakdance moves, and graphic violence.

The Cannes crowd responded with laughter to Lanthimos’ absurdist humour amidst the shocking content.

Lanthimos, familiar with Cannes through previous works like The Lobster, will see Kinds of Kindness released by Searchlight Pictures on June 21. The film joins other high-profile debuts at the festival, including George Miller’s Furiosa and Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis.

Source: variety.com.




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