“Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorseseone of the most anticipated premieres of the cannes film festival this year, rocked the red carpet as her cast drew the throngs of fans in attendance at the Croisette beach.
The movie is based on the best-seller of the same name, about a series of murders under suspicious circumstances targeting the oil-rich Osage Nation during the 1920s in Oklahoma.
In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Scorsese teams up with two of his muses, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Nirostar of Scorsese’s only Palme d’Or-winning film, “Taxi Driver,” from 1976.
Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone also star in the film, with Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow appearing in small roles.
9 minute ovation
The film received a nine-minute ovation after the premierewith Gladstone visibly tearful as the applause continued.
Scorsese was in contact with the Osages throughout the film, in which more than 44 roles were played by Osage actors, and each time it was not possible to fill the role with an Osage actor, a Native American actor was cast, according to a report. Press release.
“Shooting there (in Oklahoma), there’s a lot of grass; I’m a New Yorker. I was very surprised, wild horses and stuff,” Scorsese said after the premiere. “We also live in the world with the Osage. We miss him so much now,” he added.
Some critics did not like the length of the film (nearly three and a half hours), but it was generally well received.
The owner of the Irish Times picked up the general consensus: “Scorsese’s new epic is long and sprawling, but the great man still has it.”
The film was screened out of competition, although festival director Thierry Fremaux said he had issued an invitation for it to enter the Palme d’Or race after Apple agreed to release it theatrically before streaming it.
Apple has partnered with Paramount Pictures to release the film exclusively in theaters on October 6 before airing on streamingone of the conditions previous to power compete in cannes. (Reuters)