'Don't Worry Darling' Gets a 5-Minute Standing Ovation;  Venice Film Festival – Deadline

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Gets a 5-Minute Standing Ovation; Venice Film Festival – Deadline

The long-awaited Olivia Wilde do not worry honey had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival tonight. Flanked by stars Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and Florence Pugh, who arrived late from the Budapest set. dune 2 — Wilde saw his film receive a standing ovation for more than five minutes.

Pugh received her own warm welcome when she stepped onto the red carpet in her sparkly gown.

Styles arrived to a chorus of screaming female fans.

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

It’s been Harry Styles-mania at the Lido today with fans camped out in front of the Big Room since early morning, braving the punishing sun with a sea of ​​parasols.

Earlier in the day, Styles, Pine and Chan joined Wilde, who also co-wrote the film and co-starred in it, 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 conference were largely avoided.

Wilde addressed Pugh’s absence by saying, “Florence is a force; we are very grateful that she can come tonight [to the premiere] despite being in production.” He refused to commit to speculation that suggested there might be other reasons. “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and noise, the internet feeds on itself. I don’t feel I should contribute to it. He is well nourished enough.

do not worry honey follows Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles), who seem lucky to live in the idealized community of Victory, an experimental corporate town that houses the men who work for the top-secret Victory project and their families. The 1950s social optimism espoused by its CEO, Frank (Pine), equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach, anchors all aspects of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.

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

But when cracks begin to appear in her idyllic life, exposing glimpses of something far more sinister lurking beneath the handsome facade, Alice wonders what exactly they’re doing at Victory and why.

The film opens nationally on September 23.

Venice Film Festival Red Carpet Photos

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