The film, starring Johnny Depp, received a seven-minute standing ovation at Cannes

(CNN) — Johnny Depp cried this Tuesday A warm welcome The film she starred in was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

A video Shared on social media Per Variety shows an emotional Depp during a seven-minute standing ovation for his film “Jean du Barry,” in which he plays former King Louis XV of France.

This is the actor’s first film project since the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard last summer. A jury found both men liable for defamation in their respective lawsuits, but awarded Depp more damages.

Speaking at the film’s press conference in Cannes, Depp spoke of the “brief whispers” and added, “Most of what you’ve been reading for the last four or five years…about me and my life has been fictional and terribly written.”

“You have to focus on the fact that getting a movie you love in the first place is a miracle.” said. “That’s where you win.”

Miscellaneous report Depp added, “I don’t feel neglected by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood.”

“Jean du Barry” tells the story of Jeanne Begu, Countess of Barry, also known as Madame du Barry, who was the mistress of King Louis XV.

In April, Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux spoke to Deadline about the decision to open the festival with Debbs’ film, calling it a “beautiful film”.

“The opening film also had to be released in French theaters at the same time; we didn’t put the platform films at that time because we wanted France to participate in the festival,” Fremaux said. “The film is a hit and Johnny Depp (as Louis XV) is fantastic in it.”

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