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The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival began on May 14 with several celebrities including filmmakers, artists and film enthusiasts gathering at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres to celebrate cinema. French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat received an 11-minute-long standing ovation after the premiere of her horror drama "The Substance" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Featuring Hollywood actors Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in lead roles, the movie received a warm reception from its audience. According to a report in PTI, "The Substance" has become the first project to receive such a long applause from the Cannes audience this year. Cannes audiences are notorious for their extreme reaction to movies which can range from long-standing ovations to straight walkouts.

In reviews, the film has been hailed for its feminist take on the horror genre. The film also marked the debut of Moore and Fargeat at Cannes. The Substance revolves around a middle-aged actress (Moore) who decides to test a mysterious product which promises to bring out one's best version and that turns out to be a character that's played by Qualley. Demi Moore said, "This is my first time to have a film premiere in



Cannes. I’m so happy to be here. I’m a little exhausted, that was intense."

Backed by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films, the film also stars Dennis Quaid, Hugo Diego Garcia, Phillip Schurer and Joseph Balderrama. Cannes Film Festival 2024 began on May 14 and will conclude on May 25.

For the unversed, Demi Moore is an American actress and has been part of popular films including Indecent Proposal, G.I Jane, A Few Good Men, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Margin Call, Flawless, Striptease, Ghost and Disclosure among others.

She has also been featured in shows including Destination Anywhere, Will & Grace, Empire, Brave New World, Bedrooms,  Moonlighting, Tales from the Crypt and The Comedy Central Roast. 
Demi Moore has also bagged several awards including the Hollywood Film Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, People's Choice Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. 

Margaret Qualley, is an American actress, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and the sister of actress Rainey Qualley. The actress has starred in  Poor Things, Sanctuary, Death Note and Love Me Like You Hate Me among others. 
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