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‘Megalopolis’ Debuts At Cannes With 7-Minute Standing Ovation

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The most awaited film this year at the Cannes Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis, had its world premiere Thursday night, with the dystopian epic decades in the making landing a seven-minute standing ovation.

Anticipation has been at its peak for Coppola’s first feature film in 13 years. It was evident even before the screening at Cannes’ famed Palais: The 85-year-old master of so many indelible films from The Conversation to Palme d’Or winner Apocalypse Now and the seminal Godfather trilogy got a three-minute-plus standing ovation from the audience before the screening ever started, as he took his seat surrounded by his cast including stars Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel and Aubrey Plaza.

Megalopolis has been a huge bet for the iconic five-time Oscar winner, who self-financed the picture. This Cannes debut is an important platform given the film does not yet have North American distribution; ahead of the festival’s opening earlier this week it did pick up major international territory deals, and Imax has confirmed rollout plans for the movie. RELATED: Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Sells To Major International Buyers Ahead Of Cannes Premiere Coppola’s personal presence in Cannes is also especially notable given that Eleanor, his wife of more than 60 years, died only a few weeks ago.

Alongside Coppola this evening were the film’s stars including Driver, Plaza, Emmanuel, Shia LaBeouf, Giancarlo Esposito, Kathryn Hunter, Laurence Fishburne and Chloe Fineman among others flooding the Palais. RELATED: Aubrey Plaza Says Francis Coppola “Doesn’t Need My Defense”, Reveals The “Collaboration And Experimentation” Of ‘Megalopolis’ Megalopolis is a Roman epic fable, set in an imagined modern America, where

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