Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cannes Film Festival: “Café Society”, the new Woody Allen will open – Le Parisien

The film will be screened Wednesday, May 11 in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, in the Official Selection Out of Competition but. And it will come out that day in theaters, distributed by the company Mars Films, directed by Stéphane Célérier.

Its launch in cinemas was originally planned for the fall. This is actually the third time in his career that the little bespectacled director in New York, aged 80, will open the Festival. This was the case in 2002 with “Hollywood Ending” and in 2011 with “Midnight in Paris.” “Café Society” tells the story of a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who travels to Hollywood in the 1930s in the hope to work in the film industry, falls in love and finds himself immersed in the excitement of the Café Society that marked that time.

Two actors of the younger generation in Hollywood, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are the main performers of “Café Society”, carried by a prestigious cast that brings Steve Carell, Parker Posey and Blake Lively. In Cannes, Kristen Stewart mounted Marche in 2012 for On the Road (On the Road) by Walter Salles and in 2014 Sils Maria Olivier Assayas, for which she received a César. For his part, Jesse Eisenberg playing in Back Home (Louder than Bombs) Joachim Trier in Competition last year.

For this film, Woody Allen also worked with the great director Vittorio Storaro photography, member of the Feature Film Jury in 1991 and three-time Oscar winner for Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola in 1980 Reds Warren Beatty in 1982 and the Last Emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1988.

Manhattan in 1979 in irrational Man in 2015, is the fourteenth selection Out of Competition in Cannes, director, screenwriter, actor, American writer and humorist. Prolific filmmaker of the last forty years, Woody Allen, born in New York on 1 December 1935, almost made a film a year since the 1970s came from a Jewish family of Russian-Austrian origin, it is also jazz clarinetist . His film career opens in 1965 with “What’s New Pussycat?”, Which he wrote and performed. His first achievement, Lily the tiger out in 1966. Soon, he plays in his films. Oscar winning four times (in 1978 Annie Hall, Hannah and her sisters in 1987 and Midnight in Paris in 2012), Woody Allen also has twenty other appointments to the famous reward he never went looking. Manhattan, Match Point, Take the Money and Run, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, ​​The Purple Rose of Cairo or Deconstructing Harry among his other succès.Rappelons the 69th International Film Festival will run from May 11 to 22 2016. the Competition Jury will be chaired by George Miller. The composition of the Official Selection will be announced on 14 April.


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