The second film for the 33-year-old Paris-born co-writer and director, "Grand Central" debuted in the Un Certain Regard section before an audience that included French film luminaries like "A Prophet" director Jacques Audiard.
Starring “A Prophet” leading man Tahar Rahim, Lea Seydoux and
When the film ended, the festival's Theatre Debussy simply exploded in sustained, rhythmic applause that lasted more than five minutes. A spotlight was turned on the director, resplendent in a lime green dress, and the crowd circled her and kept clapping boisterously as she embraced her costars one by one.
"Bravo, Rebecca," someone shouted from the balcony, as the director was kissed on both cheeks by festival head Thierry Fremaux. Then, finally, the crowd let her go.