Barry Keoghan Beams was nominated for an award at the film festival

Variety

Barry Keoghan smiled from ear to ear as Andrea Arnold‘s latest film, “Bird,” earned a seven-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere on Thursday.
Festival favorite Arnold, who brought the Shia LaBeouf-starring “American Honey” to Cannes in 2016 and her documentary “Cow” in 2021, basked in appreciation as the audience applauded the drama.
While Keoghan was the biggest name in “Bird,” the loudest cheers were offered to his young co-stars, including Jason Buda and Jasmine Jobson.
“Bird,” written and directed by Arnold, sees the director return to the social realist, kitchen sink world of her dramas “Red Road” and “Fish Tank” (both of them Cannes jury prize winners).
Arnold is a Cannes mainstay, having won the jury prize on three separate occasions for “Red Road” (2006), “Fish Tank” (2009) and “American Honey” (2016).
In 2012, she served as a member of the festival jury.
Her documentary “Cow,” which showed the daily life of a dairy cow, also premiered at the festival in 2021.
“Saltburn,” in which he played the devious university student Oliver Quick, earned him both a BAFTA and Golden Globe nomination.

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When Andrea Arnold’s most recent film, “Bird,” opened to a seven-minute standing ovation on Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, Barry Keoghan grinned broadly.

The audience praised the drama, and festival favorite Arnold, who brought her documentary “Cow” in 2021 and the Shia LaBeouf-starring “American Honey” to Cannes in 2016, basked in gratitude. “Thank you, this is really lovely, but I really want to go party right now,” she said, causing the room to erupt in laughter.

Even though Keoghan was the most well-known character in “Bird,” his younger co-stars, Jason Buda and Jasmine Jobson, received the biggest applause. Though they might have been present on the outdoor red carpet, some members of the cast were too young to attend the showing.

Arnold wrote and directed “Bird,” a return to the social realist, kitchen sink world of her two Cannes jury prize-winning dramas, “Red Road” and “Fish Tank.”. Keoghan portrays Bug, a tattooed young father who finds it difficult to spend much time with his two kids, notably his lonely and perplexed 12-year-old daughter Bailey (Nykiya Adams), in a performance unlike anything else he has done in his career thus far. As the title character Bird—an eccentric outsider who unexpectedly enters Bailey’s life—Rogowski plays the part. Like in many of Arnold’s movies, Jasmine Jobson, who is best known for “Top Boy,” also stars. She has included first-timers in her cast, such as Adams and Jason Buda.

With three separate jury prizes for “Red Road” (2006), “Fish Tank” (2009), and “American Honey” (2016), Arnold is a mainstay of Cannes. She was on the festival jury in 2012. The festival also hosted the 2021 premiere of her documentary “Cow,” which documented a dairy cow’s everyday life.

Keoghan, who recently made headlines with his performance in “Saltburn,” was previously at Cannes for his part in Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which debuted in the 2017 competition. Keoghan, Colin Farrell, and Brendan Gleeson’s roles in “The Banshees of Inisherin” earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor last year. He was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for his role as cunning college student Oliver Quick in “Saltburn.”.

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