Exhibiting off the best movies up for grabs for distributors, the Cannes Movie Pageant is a celebration of a few of the most forward-thinking motion pictures within the modern business. Going down over the course of 12 days, the competition attracts film lovers from the world over, a migration of folks that sadly contains stuffy critics and purveyors of pure cinema that assist to uphold Cannes’ pretentious air.
While the best movie competition on the globe, Cannes can also be a peculiar entity, residence to a number of unusual traditions, not least the mass walkouts of controversial function movies and the prolonged standing ovations that bookend the perfect motion pictures of the competition.
Yearly, the most important headline of the competition is at all times handed to the movie which acquired the longest standing ovation, with the Quentin Tarantino film As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, snatching the entrance pages in 2019 for its seven-minute applause. Although, as compared with the longest standing ovations of the Cannes Movie Pageant, these are pitiful numbers.
Clocking in applause at a comically lengthy period of twenty-two minutes, the prize for the film which has acquired the longest standing ovation goes to the 2006 Guillermo del Toro fantasy drama Pan’s Labyrinth. Starring Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones and Sergi López on this story of battle and imaginative escapism, it’s onerous to imagine that the Cannes crowd didn’t undergo from a collective bout of carpal tunnel shortly after the applause completed.
While the applause of Pan’s Labyrinth is extraordinary, the size of the clapping wasn’t precisely unprecedented, with 5 different motion pictures additionally incomes a standing ovation over 15-minutes lengthy all through the years.
In second place on the fruitless listing is the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 which broke down the failures of President George W. Bush within the battle towards terror, and clocked in 20 minutes of Cannes applause on the 2004 competition.
While Pan’s Labyrinth and Fahrenheit 9/11 are the one movies to interrupt the 20 minutes barrier, the Jeff Nichols movie Mud got here unusually shut in 2012, clocking in 18 minutes, regardless of the decidedly common high quality of the movie itself, starring Matthew McConaughey within the lead function. Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2016 film The Neon Demon additionally put up good numbers with a 17-minute clap-a-thon, while the 2018 movie Capernaum and the Zac Efron disappointment The Paperboy recorded 15-minutes a-piece.
Although, as is a truth of life, measurement isn’t every part, with a number of different movies in film historical past clocking in shorter applause time, however a extra enthusiastic response total. For instance, the Elton John biopic Rocketman might have acquired a mere 4 minutes of clap time, however studies from a number of publications mentioned the applause was louder, whoops have been greater and the ambiance was “electrical”.
Within the struggle for clapping supremacy, who would be the victor in 2022? Ruben Ostlünd is in for a shout for Triangle of Unhappiness, however so is Park Chan-Wook’s Resolution to Go away and in addition Kelly Reichardt’s Exhibiting Up. Overlook the Palme d’Or, that is the true competitors proper right here.
And if you happen to’re within the temper for clapping, check out the long-lasting standing ovation for Quentin Tarantino’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, beneath.