Kristen Stewart’s Woody Allen–Directed Film ‘Café Society’ to Open Cannes Film Festival
K-Stew is heading back to Cannes this year for Café Society.
Also starring Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, and Corey Stoll and directed by Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart’s newest movie (one amongst many she’s filmed in the last year) has been chosen as the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival’s opening-night selection on May 11th in an out-of-competition slot.
Plot details about the film were revealed for the first time by festival organizers:
The film tells the story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
Taking place in the ’30s (as evident by the several period-costumes Stewart was spotted sporting during filming last August), little else was known about Café Society including the movie’s title – it was previously referred to just as Allen’s Untitled Project – until now.
This isn’t Stewart’s first time at Cannes; the 25-year-old actress was present for her 2012 film On the Road, and 2014’s Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she became the first American actress to win France’s César Award.
Will she be making her first public appearance with new girlfriend Soko (who’s a singer as well as an actress)? Soko’s next film is The Dancer, in which she is starring as Loïe Fuller opposite Lily Rose-Depp as Isadora Duncan. Soko was also nominated for a César Award in 2010 for Most Promising Actress for her role in À l’origine (in English, In the Beginning), directed by Xavier Giannoli.
Café Society also marks the 14th selection for the controversial director, whose record-setting number of pictures at Cannes dates back to 1979’s Manhattan, and the third time his film has been chosen to open the festival (previously in 2002 with Hollywood Ending, and in 2011 with Midnight in Paris).