The Biggest Highs and Lows From Cannes 2019 (So Far)

  • Variety
The Biggest Highs and Lows From Cannes 2019 (So Far)
The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival hasn’t included too many movie stars — yet. But festivalgoers were able to come face-to-face with zombies, Elton John singing on the beach and Robert Pattinson going full Method actor. Here are the six biggest highs and lows from the French Riviera so far.

1. Elton John Feels the Love

Rocketman,” a musical biopic about Elton John starring Taron Egerton, received a five-minute standing ovation after its debut on May 16. The star of the film was instantly crowned an awards-season favorite for 2019; Egerton started to tear up as the crowd at the Palais showered him with applause. And there was plenty more cheering directed at John, who donned a tuxedo with a glittering brooch shaped like a rocket and the title to his famous song stitched in sparkles on the back of his jacket.

After the film ended, hundreds migrated to Carlton Beach
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