Wednesday, May 11, 2016

parade of stars on the red carpet for the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival – Le Figaro

Limousines, tuxedos and evening dresses … During twelve days, dozens of stars will walk the famous steps of the Cannes festival, this year under very close surveillance.

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In dark glasses, smoking and low heels, American actress Susan Sarandon was among the first to climb the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals ahead redheads Julianne Moore and Jessica Chastain, or Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham. Another redhead, French actress Sabine Azéma, red dress, rubbed his compatriot Emmanuelle Devos in dark blue. The pop star and actor Justin Timberlake has played the game of selfies and autographs with the crowd on the Croisette.

“A very rock’n roll jury”

The jury at full strength posed for photographers, its president Australian George Miller, wearing his traditional round glasses and a node white butterfly. All were greeted by festival president, Pierre Lescure, and delegate general, Thierry Fremaux. “For now we love,” said Italian actress and director Valeria Golino, a member of the jury alongside Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen, Làszlo Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Donald Sutherland and producer irananienne Katayoun Shahabi, who was wearing a purple scarf. “It’s fantastic, it’s an incredible jury, very rock and roll,” said Danish actor.

After them is the team of “Café Society”, the Woody Allen film screened in Festival opening tonight that happened under the flashes. Heroine of the film, Kristen Stewart American, black veil dress, called Woody Allen of “living legend”. Funded by the giant online distribution Amazon, a first for an opening film in Cannes, this feature film rather well received by the first reviews, we plunge into a romantic love affair between Hollywood and New York in 30s “I always thought I’m a romantic, that’s not what the women with whom I shared my life have always thought,” joked Woody Allen who, at 80, said he was always delighted to see the south of France and “the enthusiastic audience” of Cannes.

Thursday Clooney in Cannes

During twelve days, dozens of stars is expected on the famous steps of the festival under high security after the attacks in Paris and Brussels: Léa Seydoux, via Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Russell Crowe or Charlize Theron. George Clooney will be on the Croisette on Thursday, alongside Julia Roberts for “Money Monster”, the film by Jody Foster who had surveyed the Croisette 40 years ago for “Taxi Driver.

Several regulars are this year vying for the famous trophy, with Spain’s Pedro Almodovar with “Julieta” American Jim Jarmusch and the Dardenne brothers. Already twice webbed (with “Rosetta” and “L’Enfant”), the two Belgian filmmakers try to achieve a historic treble with “The Unknown Girl”. French side, Olivier Assayas will compete with “Personal Shopper”, a ghost story in the world of fashion (with Kristen Stewart), Nicole Garcia with “evil stone” with Marion Cotillard, and Bruno Dumont with “My Loute” a burlesque thriller with the generic Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

In addition to Jim Jarmusch, who returns this year for “Paterson” with Adam Driver, two other Americans are in the running: Sean Penn, with “The Last Face” romance on humanitarian action background with Charlize Theron Javier Bardem and Adèle Exarchopoulos and Jeff Nichols with “Loving” on a mixed couple confronted with racism in Virginia in the 50 Also in the race, the Dutch director of “Basic Instinct” Paul Verhoeven for “She”, the Dane Nicolas Winding Refn for “the Neon Demon” with the young Elle Fanning, the British Ken Loach, 79, for “I, Daniel Blake,” Andrea Arnold for “American Honey” and another Romanian, Cristian Mungiu for “Bachelor’s “.


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