Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2007 | 3:44 PM ET
The premiere of Sicko, Michael Moore's scathing documentary about the U.S. health-care system, received enthusiastic applause from an audience packing the 2,000-seat theatre at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
Moore's controversial movie doesn't open until late June, but was screened Saturday at the French festival.
Filmmaker Michael Moore, seen here in 2005, visited Cuba with several Ground Zero rescue workers and got them medical care in his new documentary, Sicko.Filmmaker Michael Moore, seen here in 2005, visited Cuba with several Ground Zero rescue workers and got them medical care in his new documentary, Sicko.
Variety magazine calls Sicko an "entertaining and affecting dissection of the American health-care industry," and Stephen Schaefer of the Boston Globe wrote Sicko is "a very strong and very honest documentary about a health system that's totally corrupt and that is without any care for its patients."