What boos? After receiving mixed reviews after Monday’s critics screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Kristen Stewart’s performance in “Personal Shopper” was applauded with a four-and-a-half-minute standing ovation on Tuesday night’s premiere.
Videos of the event were posted on social media which showed the audience on their feet as Stewart, smiling in her white Chanel dress, hugged director Oliver Assayas and her co-stars.
The film follows Stewart as a young woman living in Paris whose brother dies from a heart problem. Before his death, they made an oath that whomever died first would send the other a sign from beyond the grave. The ghost story was first booed but then received positive reviews from critics, including Indiewire.
During a press conference following the first screening, Assayas told journalists: “When you come to Cannes you’re prepared for everything and you just go with the flow.” Adding, “It happens to me once in a while, where people just don’t get the ending.”
Stewart also commented on the booing by pointing out that, “Everybody did not boo. Let’s be clear.”
The two previously worked together on “Cloud of Sils Maria” which premiered in 2014 at Cannes. Stewart also appeared in the Woody Allen film “Café Society” which debuted on opening night to rave reviews.
Watch the trailer for “Personal Shopper” below: