Some of hot new premieres in the recent days of the 79th Venice Film Festival have been the hotly-anticipated fictionalization of Marilyn Monroe’s life, Blonde, starring Ana de Armas, and family drama The Son starring Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern.

Both films garnered hearty ovations at their world premieres, with The Son getting a 10-minute ovation and Blonde getting a 14-minute one that left de Armas emotional in the theater.

De Armas walked the red carpet for the Thursday evening premiere alongside Blonde‘s director Andrew Dominik, and wore a gorgeous pink gown. Other cast members of the film present at the premiere included Adrien Brody, who played Arthur Miller, and Bobby Cannavale who played Joe DiMaggio.

Blonde is coming to Netflix soon on September 23, so far critics have generally praised de Armas’ performance as Oscar-worthy.

The Son premiered on Wednesday and is the latest film from playwright and film director Florian Zeller. Jackman and Dern star as exes Peter and Kate are brought back together when Kate asks for help raising their depressed teenage son Nicholas (Zen McGrath). Vanessa Kirby also stars as Peter’s new partner Emma.

All these stars were out on the red carpet celebrating the film’s success. It will premiere in New York and Los Angeles on November 11 and expand into other domestic regions afterward.

High-profile premieres like these two, Bones And All, The Banshees of Inishern and The Whale have all been in competition for the festival’s awards including their prestigious Golden Lion to celebrate the best film. This is definitely a boon to any film in their awards run, and past winners like Nomadland and Roma have gone on to Oscars success after Venice.

Big out-of-competition screenings include the drama Don’t Worry Darling directed by Olivia Wilde and Ti West’s horror prequel Pearl. Other in-competition films that will be premiering Friday are Chiara directed by Susanna Nichairelli and Khers List (No Bears) directed by Jafar Panahi.

Award winners will be announced on Saturday evening.

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