Gus Van Sant's new film Restless impressed a gala audience at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night which gave the director and stars Jason Lew, Henry Hopper and Mia Wasikowska (pictured from left) a five-minute standing ovation. Restless follows a morose teenager Enoch (Hopper) who attends the funerals of strangers. At one service, he befriends a young cancer patient (Wasikowska), who soon becomes his girlfriend and partner in morbidity. The film's pitch-perfect seriocomic tone had audiences laughing and crying throughout the screening. Oddly, Restless was not an entry in the festival's competition — which many felt was an oversight as it might have won. Hopper's star-making performance earned him a bear hug from audience member Adrien Brody. —ERIK MEERS in Cannes

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