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New Timothée Chalamet Film Earned A Stunning Audience Response At Venice

Audiences at film festivals are known to have outsized reactions to what they see on screen, particularly if it's a new film being seen by eyeballs outside the editing or studio screening rooms for the first time. The BAM CInematek in Brooklyn once put on a "Booed at Cannes" retrospective that included films that went on to become revered cinematic classics (via The New Yorker), and there are plenty of movies that received standing ovations at their film festival premieres as well.

Film festival attendees tend to be passionate and enthusiastic in their positive and negative responses to films. That makes all the more interesting to see reports of how new releases are received in that setting, mainly if the reception is notable or unusual, even by film festival standards. Such is the case with the new film reuniting the director and star of "Call Me by Your Name," Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet, which has reportedly received an incredible response from its premiere audience at the Venice Film Festival.

Bones and All got a 10-minute standing ovation

Fortunately for anyone looking forward to the upcoming cannibal romance "Bones and All," the response the film got at the Venice Film Festival appears to have been overwhelmingly positive.

Deadline reports that the film, which stars Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet as "two unlikely companions" with a "shared compulsion to feast on human flesh," received a standing ovation some ten minutes in duration, complete with chants of "Luca! Luca! Luca!" honoring director Luca Guadagnino. The ovation reportedly lasted long enough to create a delay in the screening of the film that followed "Bones and All" in the same auditorium.

The film's dark subject matter makes it even more remarkable that it would get such an enthusiastic response at an event like the Venice Film Festival and definitely adds another layer of anticipation to the film for anyone eager to see what Guadagnino, Chalamet, and Russell have up their sleeves.