"Michael Mann's Ferrari earned a seven-minute standing ovation in Venice.

"Michael Mann's Ferrari earned a seven-minute standing ovation in Venice.
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The drama starring Adam Driver premiered at the Venice Film Festival
Michael Mann's biographical drama "Ferrari" received a seven-minute standing ovation Thursday night, Aug. 31, 2023, after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The biopic, which is in competition at the festival, made its primetime debut Thursday night at the Lido, where the film's stars Adam Driver, Patrick Dempsey and Daniela Piperno joined Michael Mann on the red carpet and in the Palazzo del Cinema (Cinema Palace).

As the audience in the audience broke into applause, Michael Mann rose from his seat, encouraging Adam Driver to follow suit. .

What is Michael Mann's biopic "Ferrari" about?
The plot of the picture - close to the hearts of Italians - tells a story that begins in the summer of 1957, when the former racer Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver) is going through a crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife Laura (Penelope Cruz) had built from scratch 10 years earlier. Their volatile marriage was shattered by the loss of their son the year before, and Ferrari is fighting the temptation to recognize another of his heirs, a son from his mistress Lina Lardy (Shailene Woodley). Meanwhile, his drivers' passion to win pushes them to the brink as they embark on the dangerous 1,000-mile Mille Miglia race through Italy.