Cannes 2024 Day 9 highlights: Monte-Cristo 12-minute standing ovation; Aditi Rao Hydari's Gajagamini walk

Sakshi Sharma
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Cannes 2024 Day 9 highlights

Cannes 2024 Day 9 highlights

The ninth day of the 77th Cannes Film Festival was a slow mood affair, with only a handful of stars walking the red carpet and a few film screenings that are left to be premiered at the festival. 

With just two days left for Cannes 2024's closing ceremony and awards night, the French Riviera seems to be in a relaxing state. The number of film screenings per day have lowered in number and so have the stars that were seen walking the red carpet. Yet, amidst the slow mood, we still had some exciting moments after the debut of the film The Count of Monte-Cristo which earned a rapturous 12-minute standing ovation from the audience in the theatre. While the film had its moment of glory inside the theatre, in lovely sunny weather outside, our very own Bibbojaan aka Aditi Rao Hydari also created a moment by recreating the buzzing Gajagamini walk from Heeramandi. 

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Here are some highlights from Day 9! 

The Count of Monte-Cristo receives a thunderous 12-minute standing ovation 

Earlier this year at Cannes, The Substance had topped the ovation charts, having received an 11-minute standing ovation, and now a record has been set by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s grand French epic by receiving a roaring 12-minute ovation leaving the lead actor Pierre Niney all teary-eyed and blowing kisses. This out-of-the-competition French film is based on Alexandre Dumas's 1884 novel The Count of Monte-Cristo and is about how Dantes, after escaping 14 harrowing years in the island prison of Château d’If, amasses a fortune transforming into the enigmatic Count of Monte-Cristo and seeks vengeance against those who betrayed him.

Aditi Rao Hydari recreates the Gajagamini walk at Cannes

Aditi Rao Hydari, who is currently basking in the glory of Heeramandi, ends up recreating her trending Gajagamini walk on the Cannes red carpet.

Emmanuel Courcol's The Marching Band gets celebrated with a real marching band

Emmanuel Courcol's film En Fanfare, aka The Marching Band, premiered at Cannes, and to celebrate the film, the festival brought a real marching band inside the theatre. It is the third feature film of screenwriter, actor, and director Emmanuel, whose sensitive and melodious work brings music and meaningful relationships to the fore.

Love In Vietnam gets a Cannes unveil 

Directed by Rahhat Shah Kazmi, Love In Vietnam stars Shantanu Maheshwari, Avneet Kaur, and Vietnamese actress Kha Nagan in lead roles. It unveiled its first look at the Bharat Pavilion at Cannes. 

A few films were screened on the ninth day 

Two films were screened in the competition: Grand Tour by Miguel Gomes and Motel Destino by Karim Ainouz. The Un Certain Regard section had Flow by Gints Zilbalodis and Viet and Nam by Truong Minh Quy

With this wrap-up, you are all caught up with the highlights from Cannes Day 9! As this 10-day festival goes on, catch up on everyday highlights and snippets from Indian content creators attending the festival with us! 

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