After wowing critics at early morning press screenings on Sunday, Mel Gibson’s pacifist World War II action drama, HACKSAW RIDGE, had its red carpet world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival last night. The film played to a roughly 10-minute standing ovation — long standing-Os are not as common a happenstance on the Lido as they are at some other festivals. At about six minutes into the ovation, Gibson and the actors were asked to go down into the audience.  -Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline  FULL ARTICLE HERE

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