Rocketman took the Cannes Film Festival by storm Thursday, with the warts-and-all movie wowing critics.
The extended standing ovation for the motion picture brought its director Dexter Fletcher and star Taron Egerton to tears. Elton was also seen brushing away tears.
At the after-party, Elton, an executive producer of Rocketman, said it was an emotional night.
"Even if the movie doesn't make one penny at the box office — which will kill (Paramount Pictures chief) Jim Gianopulos — it is the movie I wanted to make," the pop icon said from the stage, where he performed I'm Still Standing. He was then joined by Taron for a rendition of Rocket Man.