Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society' starring Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively to open Cannes Film Festival

By Karen Butler   |   March 29, 2016 at 7:48 AM
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CANNES, France, March 29 (UPI) -- Woody Allen's Café Society is to open the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carell, the movie will be screened May 11 in the Grand Théâtre Lumière as an Official Selection Out of Competition title.

The New York writer-director will set a new record since his films have already opened the festival twice -- in 2002 with Hollywood Ending and again in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.

"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," a synopsis of Café Society said.

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