Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon premiered at Cannes on Saturday to roaring applause and a 9-minute standing ovation. The 3-hour and 26-minute drama stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone.
The story looks into the murders of Osage Indian women by white oil industrialists. The film is based on the book of the same name and also follows the birth of the American domestic intelligence organisation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This is Scorsese’s first appearance at Cannes since premiering After Hours (1985). DiCaprio's last visit was for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
Killers of the Flower Moon also stars Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, and Jessie Plemons. It releases in US theatres on October 6.