Emma Stone’s R-Rated Film Shocks Cannes 2024, Guests Flee Theater in Fear

“Kinds of Kindness,” Emma Stone's new film that premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, caused people to leave halfway

On May 18, the premiere of “Kinds of Kindness,” the latest film starring Oscar winner Emma Stone, officially took place and became the highlight, of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film also features a star-studded cast including Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, and Joe Alwyn.

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According to Variety, after the film ended, it received a standing ovation lasting more than four minutes from the festival audience. However, it was also rated as one of the most shocking works at Cannes 2024.

The screenplay consists of three separate stories exploring disturbing themes such as sex cults and cannibalism. Consequently, many guests decided to leave the theater after the second act due to the film’s horrifying content. After the screening, director Yorgos Lanthimos left following the ovation without interacting with the audience.

“Kinds of Kindness” contains many shocking scenes of sex and violence. Among the most talked-about scenes is one where Hong Chau licks the sweat off her co-star’s body in a story about a sex cult. Emma Stone’s performance also received high praise from many critics. She impressed with a breakdance scene in the film.

“Kinds of Kindness” received much acclaim from critics and currently holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Deadline described it as a complex, difficult-to-watch but excellent film, while Collider called it Yorgos Lanthimos’s boldest cinematic work to date.

Yorgos Lanthimos is a renowned Greek filmmaker known for his distinctive, provocative cinematic language. Last year, he gained attention with the film “Poor Things,” which helped Emma Stone win Best Actress at the 2024 Oscars.

Source: k14

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