Woody Allen is a one-man powerhouse. Producing a film a year, the last one being Irrational Man, Allen ensures his presence in the world of indie cinema is continually felt.
Still keeping up this tremendous pace, Allen’s film for this year, Cafe Society, will open the Cannes Film Festival May 11. It is Allen’s 14th film to do so. Leading this film are indie darlings Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, who have previously worked together on the steroid-infused stoner-action-comedy American Ultra.
The plot finds the two in 1930s Hollywood: Eisenberg plays a young man who arrives hoping to make it in the film industry, but instead is swept up in a love affair with Stewart’s character and the cafe society “that defined the spirit of the day“.
With an all-star cast that is bulked out by the charismatic presences of Steve Carell, Blake Lively and Parker Posey, Cafe Society will be an unmissable cinematic treat. The 69th Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 11 to May 22 and the full line-up will be unveiled on April 14.