Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio's film Killers of the Flower Moon received a nine-minute-long standing ovation at its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Helmed by Martin Scorsese, the film stars legendary actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Lily Gladstone in the lead roles. Cannes 2023: Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones 5 Gets Five-Minute Standing Ovation at the Premiere (Watch Video).

According to Deadline, a US-based media outlet, joining Scorsese for the first screening were his frequent collaborators and stars De Niro and DiCaprio, as well as Gladstone, who received some of the heartiest cheers and applause in the ovation that followed the 3-hour and 26-minute screening of the pic, which started 40 minutes later than scheduled inside the Grande Theatre Lumiere. Scorsese took the stage and spoke to the audience after the screening. The New Boy: Cate Blanchett and Director Warwick Thornton Receive Standing Ovation for The Film At Cannes 2023 (Watch Video).

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"It's taken its time to come around, but Apple did so great by us, shooting out there... there was lots of grass, I'm a New Yorker, he said. "We also lived in that world with the Osage, we really did, and we really miss it." Scorsese also thanks the Cannes crowd, calling the screening a moving experience. "I don't think I've ever experienced like this," he said, as per Deadline.

Based on a true story and told through the romance between Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), Killers of the Flower Moon is an epic Western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal, reported Deadline. The film marks the director and DiCaprio's other big collaboration after Gangs of New York, Aviation, The Audition and The Wolf of Wall Street. It is all set to hit the theatres on October 6 this year.