Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ and Seattle International Film Festival Opening
Art and Experience: The 1930s romantic drama, which will open the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, stars Jesse Eisenbergas Bobby, a young man who relocates to Hollywood in the hopes of pursuing a career in film. Once situated in the entertainment hub, he falls in love and becomes captivated by the lush Hollywood scene. Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Jeannie Berlin also star in “Cafe Society,” which is Allen’s first feature to be shot in digital.
“This whole town runs on ego,” Carell’s character, who plays Bobby’s uncle and a key industry figure, tells Bobby in the clip.
“Cafe Society” will also open the Seattle International Film Festival on May 19, marking the drama’s North American premiere.
Allen made an appearance at Cannes just last year for his Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone-starring crime-drama “Irrational Man” and again in 2011 for “Midnight in Paris,” which opened the festival.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 11 to 22.