The Selena Gomez and Zoe Saldana film “Emilia Perez” receives an 11-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Emilia Perez, Jacques Audiard’s most recent film, received an incredible 11-minute standing ovation during its international debut at Cannes. Audiences at the Palais des Festivals were enthralled by the Spanish musical criminal comedy, which included a star-studded ensemble that included Edgar Ramirez, Selena Gomez, Karla Sofia Gascon, and Zoe Saldana.

A second round of applause broke out after two minutes as filmmaker Audiard thanked the crowd as the credits played. Amidst the enormous response, Saldana, Gascon, and Gomez were brought to tears, demonstrating the film’s profound emotional impact.

Veteran director Michel Audiard returns to Cannes’ esteemed competition with his 2021 feature Paris, 13th District. Rita, played by Saldana, is a lawyer who has lost faith in her company due to its unethical business practices. Audiard creates a gripping story around Rita. Rita finds herself engaged in a transformational adventure that blurs the borders between justice and personal regeneration when she is contacted by Manitas, the cartel boss portrayed by Gascon. Working on the script with regular collaborators Thomas Bidegain and Lea Mysius, Audiard offers a distinctive fusion of humor, crime, and music, guaranteeing viewers a fully immersive cinematic experience.

Among the films in the Cannes lineup this year, Emilia Perez stands out for her superb performances and narrative.

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