Emma Stone's bold performance in 'Poor Things' impresses Venice

"Poor Things," directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, received a warm reception at the Venice Film Festival.

The film garnered a standing ovation lasting more than 10 minutes from the audience, with some cheering for Yorgos Lanthimos.

"Poor Things" is a science fantasy black comedy in which Emma Stone plays a character brought back to life by a mad scientist.

She embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.

"Poor Things" is one of 23 movies competing for the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival.