Friday, March 18, 2016

Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society' to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

Also set to bow in Cannes is Woody Allen’s until-recently-untitled 1930s romance “Cafe Society,” starring Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg. Set to be released by Amazon Studios (rather than the director’s usual distributor, Sony Pictures Classics), Allen’s film will screen, per his usual preference, in an out-of-competition slot. The director was at Cannes just last year with “Irrational Man.”

While an opening-night film has yet to be decided, “Cafe Society” is said to be one of a few films in the running. Allen previously opened the festival in 2011 with “Midnight in Paris.”

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 11 until May 22.

Note: The official announcement for the full program will be made mid-April - possibly April 14. Opening films for the festival are announced before the full program announcement normally late March.

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