Cannes: Kristen Stewart's 'Personal Shopper' Receives 4-Minute-Plus Standing Ovation
The Paris-set ghost story triggered both boos and applause when it screened for critics ahead of the Tuesday premiere.
Personal Shopper, starring Kristen Stewart, received a four-and-a-half-minute standing ovation Tuesday night at the psychological thriller's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Following the screening, a happy Stewart, who changed into sneakers after walking the red carpet in heels and a Chanel dress, was seen hugging her co-stars and the film's director, Olivier Assayas, while the crowd applauded.
The Paris-set ghost story triggered both boos and applause when it first screened for critics on Monday. In the film, Stewart plays a young American in Paris who half-believes she’s in contact with her late twin brother. While discussing the Cannes competition entry during the festival, Stewart said: "It's a ghost story, sure, but the supernatural aspects of it just lead you to very basic questions."
As for the boos, Assayas, who also directed Stewart in 2014 Cannes competition entry Clouds of Sils Maria, said ahead of Tuesday night's premiere, "It happens to me once in a while, where people just don't get the ending." He added, "When you come to Cannes, you have to be prepared for everything."
Stewart also pointed out, "Everybody did not boo. Let's be clear."