‘Don’t Worry Darling’ gets a 5-minute standing ovation; Venice Film Festival – Deadline

Olivia Wilde‘s-long awaited don’t worry darling had its world premiere at Venice Film festival tonight. flanked by stars Harry Styles, Chris PineGemma Chan—and Florence Poug who arrive late of the whole of Budapest from Dunes 2 – Wilde saw his film receive a lively ovation for over five minutes.

Pugh received a warm welcome as she stepped onto the red carpet in her sparkling dress.

Styles arrived to a chorus of screaming female fans.

In his opinionPete Hammond of Deadline called Wilde’s film a “candy-coated psychological thriller” about “the terror imposed by men controlling women’s bodies”.

It’s Harry Styles-mania on the Lido today with fans camping outside the Sala Grande since early morning, braving the punishing sun with a sea of ​​umbrellas.

Earlier today, Wilde – who also co-wrote the film and its co-stars – was joined by Styles, Pine and Chan to answer questions from the media here. But the whirlwind of controversy surrounding Shia LaBeouf’s withdrawal from the project and questions about Florence Pugh’s absence from the press conferencehave been largely avoided.

Wilde addressed Pugh’s absence saying, “Florence is a force; we are so grateful that she can make it tonight [to the premiere] although it is in production. She declined to engage in speculation suggesting there might be other reasons. “As far as all the endless tabloid gossip and noise goes, the internet feeds on itself. I don’t feel obligated to contribute to it. It’s fed well enough.

don’t worry darling follows Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) who seem lucky to live in the idealized community of Victory, an experimental company town home to the men who work for the top-secret Victory project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism embraced by their CEO, Frank (Pine) – equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach – anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight desert utopia.

While the husbands spend each day inside the Victory Project headquarters, working on “progressive materials development”, their wives – including Frank’s stylish partner, Shelley (Chan) – spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. . Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs being met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and an unconditional commitment to the cause of Victory.

But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something far more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice finds herself wondering exactly what they’re doing in Victory and why.

The film opens domestically on September 23.

Venice Film Festival Red Carpet Photos

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