The Weeknd overcome with emotion as The Idol gets standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival

After months of controversy and delays, the first two episodes of Sam Levinson's new TV series premiered out of competition at the Grand Theatre Lumiere on Monday night. Following the special screening, the audience gave the episodes a standing ovation lasting more than five minutes as Levinson hugged his stars Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye. In a video posted on social media by Deadline, the Canadian singer could be seen wiping tears from his eyes as Levinson gave an emotional speech to the audience.