Which films had the longest standing ovations at Cannes?

Woody Harrelson-led film 'Triangle of Sadness' gets eight-minute standing ovation

Stars Insider

25/05/22 | StarsInsider

MOVIES Cannes film festival

As a prestigious and time-honored event, the famed film festival has a long history of overzealous applause. The celebrated actors and directors stand awkwardly for the entire duration, unsure of what to do with their hands, and it's weird but sweet.

Woody Harrelson’s latest on-screen venture, 'Triangle of Sadness' had a whole eight minutes-worth of standing ovation! The dark comedy is directed by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund and follows a model (Harris Dickinson) and his influencer girlfriend (Charlbi Dean), who embark on a luxury cruise for the ultra-rich which is captained by Harrelson’s Marxist character. So far, it's the best-received film at the festival this year. 

Of course, a standing ovation always trumps being booed, for which the festival is also notorious, despite its elite crowds. Surprising films like 'Taxi Driver' (1976), 'L'Avventura' (1960), and Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' (2006) were all booed by men and women in tuxedos and gowns.

According to a list gathered by Quartz from news reports over the years, many surprising films have earned the longest standing ovations in Cannes history. 'Triangle of Sadness' doesn't even come close! Click through to find out the films with the most physically demanding fanfare.

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