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Woody Allen film opens Cannes festival as son resurrects sex abuse questions

Published 11/05/2016

Kristen Stewart, director Woody Allen, Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll pose for photographers at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (AP)
Kristen Stewart, director Woody Allen, Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll pose for photographers at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (AP)

The 69th Cannes Film Festival has opened with the premiere of a new Woody Allen film as sex abuse allegations against the 80-year-old director regarding his adoptive daughter were resurrected by his son, Ronan Farrow.

Allen brought his 1930s Hollywood romance Cafe Society, along with stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, to Cannes to kick off the French Riviera festival.

But just minutes before their press conference, a column by Allen's son Ronan Farrow was posted online by The Hollywood Reporter in which he reiterated sexual abuse allegations against his father.

Farrow questioned Cannes' continued embrace of Allen and chastised the press, who he said don't ask "the tough questions".

"That kind of silence isn't just wrong. It's dangerous," wrote Farrow. "It sends a message to victims that it's not worth the anguish of coming forward. It sends a message about who we are as a society, what we'll overlook, who we'll ignore, who matters and who doesn't."

No reporters asked Allen about Farrow's column at the press conference. Allen has previously denied the allegations first levelled in 1992 when daughter Dylan was seven and Allen and Mia Farrow were in the midst of a bitter divorce.

The high-profile placement of Allen's latest comedy as the Cannes opener was perhaps too glaring a spotlight not to escape controversy. Allen came to the festival with 2015's Irrational Man, although that film played in a less prestigious slot out of competition.

The famed festival is coming six months after the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 130 people and as France remains in a state of emergency. Security has been elevated, with increased bag checks and bomb sweeps.

Festival president Pierre Lescure says about 500 highly trained security agents will be on guard around Cannes' red-carpeted headquarters, the Palais des Festivals.

The opening day was still a starry affair. Along with Stewart, Cafe Society brought Blake Lively to the Croisette. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick also serenaded festivalgoers with an acoustic performance of Cindi Lauper's True Colours in a promotion for the upcoming DreamWorks Animations release Trolls, in which they voice the main characters.

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Mel Gibson (L) and US actress Erin Moriarty dance on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Blood Father" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Erin Moriarty poses on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Blood Father" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Mel Gibson attends the "Blood Father" photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US actor Mel Gibson poses on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Blood Father" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses on May 21, 2016 during a press conference for the film "The Salesman (Forushande)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Laurent EMMANUELLAURENT EMMANUEL/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Singer Katy Perry arrives at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
US actor Mel Gibson (L) and US actress Erin Moriarty pose on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Blood Father" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti adjusts her headscarf as she arrives on May 21, 2016 to attend a photocall for the film "The Salesman (Forushande)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
French actor Laurent Lafitte attends on May 21, 2016 a press conference for the film "Elle" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Laurent EMMANUELLAURENT EMMANUEL/AFP/Getty Images
A photo taken with a mobile phone shows French actress Isabelle Huppert posing during a photocall for the film "Elle" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Alice Isaaz attends the "Elle" Photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Charles Berling attends the "Elle" Photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Alice Isaaz attends the "Elle" Photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (R) and US actress Elle Fanning pose as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
French actor Charles Berling poses on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Elle" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Italian actress and member of the Jury, Valeria Golino (L) and French actress / singer and member of the Jury Vanessa Paradis pose as they arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (C) poses with his wife Liv Corfixen (L) and US actress Elle Fanning as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Alice Isaaz (L) and French actor Jonas Bloquet pose on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Elle" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
French actor Charles Berling poses on May 21, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Elle" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Alba Rohrwacher, Peter Suschitzky and Juliette Binoche attend "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actress Bella Heathcote attends "The Neon Demon" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Actress Elle Fanning attends the "Neon Demon" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Australian actress Bella Heathcote poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (R) and US actress Elle Fanning pose as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and member of the Jury Kirsten Dunst (L) and Danish actor and member of the Jury Mads Mikkelsen pose as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Australian actress Bella Heathcote poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Danish actor and member of the Jury Mads Mikkelsen poses as he arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Australian actress Bella Heathcote takes photos with her mobile phone as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Neon Demon" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actress Charlize Theron leaves "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Model Izabel Goulart attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
French actress Adele Exarchopoulos (2ndR) laughs with US actor Hopper Penn (R) as they arrive on May 20, 2016 with US actor Zubin Cooper (L) and US actor and director Sean Penn for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Jury member Donald Sutherland attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Model Izabel Goulart attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Model Izabel Goulart attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Model Izabel Goulart attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
South African-US actress Charlize Theron and US director Sean Penn's son Hopper Jack Pennposea s they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
South African-US actress Charlize Theron smiles as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Adele Exarchopoulos poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Adele Exarchopoulos poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US actor and director Sean Penn and French actress Adele Exarchopoulos pose as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actress Juliette Binoche attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
French actress Adele Exarchopoulos walks following a photocall on her way to attend on May 20, 2016 a press conference for the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Kurdish singer Helly Luv poses on May 20, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Peshmerga" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Kurdish singer Helly Luv poses on May 20, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Peshmerga" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
South African-US actress Charlize Theron (L) and French actress Adele Exarchopoulos pose on May 20, 2016 during a photocall for the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actor Sean Penn attends "The Last Face" Photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
South African-US actress Charlize Theron (L) and French actor Jean Reno pose on May 20, 2016 during a photocall for the film "The Last Face" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
FILE - CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Falconer Christophe Puzin and Aladdin, the Saker Falcon watch over the Martinez Hotel on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. Garfield, Big Foot and Aladdin are among the hawks and falcons brought in by falconer Christophe Puzin for the 10 days of the festival to scare away the seagulls and pigeons that can torment hotel poolside diners. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
FILE - CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Big Foot, the Harris Hawk flies around the Martinez Hotel on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. Garfield, Big Foot and Aladdin are among the hawks and falcons brought in by falconer Christophe Puzin for the 10 days of the festival to scare away the seagulls and pigeons that can torment hotel poolside diners. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
US singer Iggy Pop arrives on May 19, 2016 for the screening of the film "Gimme Danger" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Barbara Palvin attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Barbara Palvin attends the 'Julieta' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
US actress Kristen Stewart poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Kristen Stewart (L) is welcomed on May 17, 2016 by the General Delegate of the Cannes Film festival Thierry Fremaux as she arrives for the screening of the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (EDITORS NOTE : this image has been retouched with digital filters and converted to B&W.) Lara Stone and Natasha Poly attend the screening of "Julieta" at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images,)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Musician Niles Rogers attends the Nelson Mandela dinner at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Model Cindy Bruna attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Izabel Goulart attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
French model Cindy Bruna poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Czech model Petra Nemcova poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Natasha Poly attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Frederique Bel attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Russian model Natasha Poly poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Hungarian model Barbara Palvin poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart (R) struggles with her dress as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Chilean model and actress Carolina Parsons poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Petra Nemcova attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Barbara Palvin attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Adriana Lima attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Luma Grothe smiles as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Luma Grothe poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Barbara Palvin attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
People hold protest signs on May 17, 2016 before the screening of the film "Aquarius" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(FromL) Brazilian actor Allan Souza, Brazilian actress Maeve Jinkings, Brazilian actress Sonia Braga and French-Brazilian producer Emilie Lesclaux hold protest signs as they arrive on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Aquarius" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian actor Humberto Carrao holds a protest sign as he leaves on May 17, 2016 after the screening of the film "Aquarius" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
French producer Emilie Lesclaux (R) holds a protest sign as she arrives on May 17, 2016 with Brazilian actress Sonia Braga for the screening of the film "Aquarius" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Actresses Emma Suarez, left, and Adriana Ugarte, right, kiss director Pedro Almodovar, centre, as they pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Julieta at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar talks on May 17, 2016 during a press conference for the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Laurent EMMANUELLAURENT EMMANUEL/AFP/Getty Images
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French director and musician Mathias Malzieu poses on May 17, 2016 during a photocall for "Talents Adami Cannes" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Actress Adriana Ugarte attends the "Julietta" Photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Austrian actress Nora von Waldstatten smiles on May 17, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas gestures as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. AFP/Getty Images
(FromL) Cuban actress Ana de Armas, US actor Robert de Niro, and his wife Grace Hightower arrive on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas poses as she arrivea on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Robert de Niro (L) poses as he arrives with his wife Grace Hightower de Niro on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Ashwarya Rai poses on the terrace of the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
(FromL) Venezuelan director Jonathan Jakubowicz (L) and US actor Robert de Niro pose as they arrive on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
(From 3rdL) US actor Robert de Niro and his wife Grace Hightower, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, Cuban actress Ana de Armas, Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran and US actor Usher Raymond IV arrive on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Chanel Iman attends the "Hands Of Stone" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
US actor Chris Pine poses as he arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hell or High Water" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Kate Hudson attends The Harmonist Cocktail Party during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Plage du Grand Hyatt on May 16, 2016 in Cannes. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for The Harmonist)
TOPSHOT - Indian actress Sonam Kapoor poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Chris Tucker arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - British model Kate Moss poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIERANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Israeli actress Mili Eshet poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Me'Ever Laharim Vehagvaot)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Actress Aishwarya Rai attends the 'From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Indian actress Sonam Kapoor poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Kristina Bazan departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Kristina Bazan departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Kristina Bazan attends a L'Oreal makeup masterclass at Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Model Kendall Jenner attends the 'From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Ryan Gosling attends the screening of 'The Nice Guys' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Actress Marion Cotillard attends the 'From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Noam Imber, Shiree Nadav-Naor, Eran Kolirin, Mili Eshet, Alon Pdut and Yoav Rotman attend the "Loving" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Kristina Bazan departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Araya A. Hargate departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Kristina Bazan departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Actress Sonam Kapoor attends the "Loving" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Susan Sarandon departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE : this image has been retouched with digital filters.) Toni Garrn attends the screening of "Loving" at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE : this image has been retouched with digital filters.) A guest attends the screening of "Loving" at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Model Toni Garrn attends the 'Loving' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was altered with digital filters.) Jury Member Kirsten Dunst attends the "Loving" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Bianca Blanco attends IMDb's 2016 Dinner Party In Cannes at Restaurant Mantel on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for IMDb)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) A general view of a street during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Jury Member Mads Mikkelsen attends the "Loving" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Eva Longoria departs the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Eva Longoria meets with fans outside the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) L' Oreal, President Cyril Chapuy greets Julianne Moore during a cocktail recption at the Martinez Hotel during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L'Oreal)
British model Kate Moss arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Indian actress Sonam Kapoor poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Daria Strokous poses as he arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Indian actress Sonam Kapoor poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese model Xiao Wen Ju poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
British actor and producer Colin Firth arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Model Toni Garrn attends the "Loving" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Blake Lively attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
British-US actress Mischa Barton poses as she arrives on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film "Loving" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Director Jim Jarmusch, Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Driver attend the "Paterson" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Director Jim Jarmusch attends the "Paterson" photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
Actor Robert De Niro, left and actress Ana De Armas, pose for photographers during a photo call for Hands of Stone at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Cuban actress Ana de Armas poses on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas poses on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas poses on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Usher Raymond IV smiles on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas poses on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban actress Ana de Armas (R) pretends to take photos while posing among photographers with Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Hands of Stone" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Ana de Armas attends the "Hands Of Stone" photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US director Jim Jarmusch poses on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Paterson" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Malaysian actor Su Wan Hanafi smiles on May 16, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Apprentice" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
A photo taken with a mobile phone shows a staff member walking up the staricase of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, southern France, during the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Iman Lopez attends Tim Headington & Elysium Bandini Present The 8th Annual PARADIS Benefitting The Art of Elysium during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Art of Elysium )
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Aishwarya Rai attends the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
French actor Samy Naceri (R) and his partner Marie pose as they arrive on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
(FromL) Indian director Omung Kumar, producers Honey Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani, actresses Aishwarya Rai and Richa Chadha and producer Bhushan Kumar pose for a selfie as they arrive on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Model Petra Nemcova attends the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
British-Thai actress Araya A. Hargate poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
British-Thai actress Araya A. Hargate poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Axelle Laffont attends the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
US actress Blake Lively poses as she arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIERANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
Swedish model and actress Victoria Silvstedt arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. AFP/Getty Images
Actress Ingrid Bisu attends the "Toni Erdmann" photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
French-US actress Lily-Rose Depp poses on May 13, 2016 during a photocall for the film "La Danseuse (The Dancer)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Victoria Silvstedt attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Ingrid Bisu attends the "Toni Erdmann" photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - French actress and singer Stephanie Sokolinski aka Soko poses on May 13, 2016 during a photocall for the film "La Danseuse (The Dancer)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - German director Maren Ade poses on May 14, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Toni Erdmann" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Romanian actress Ingrid Bisu poses on May 14, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Toni Erdmann" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Juliette Binoche arrrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Romanian actress Ingrid Bisu poses on May 14, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Toni Erdmann" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Romanian actress Ingrid Bisu poses on May 14, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Toni Erdmann" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Austrian actor Peter Simonischek holds prosthetic teeth on May 14, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Toni Erdmann" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - French actor Fabrice Luchini gives the finger on May 13, 2016 while talking during a press conference for the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Laurent EMMANUELLAURENT EMMANUEL/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Blake Lively poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Aishwarya Rai attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US actress Blake Lively poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Blake Lively poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Blake Lively attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Actress Blake Lively attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai poses a she arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIERANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Blake Lively poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Ma Loute (Slack Bay) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Cheryl Cole poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Ma Loute (Slack Bay) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Blake Lively attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
French actress Sabine Azema arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French actor Jean-Paul Rouve arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Cheryl Cole poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Ma Loute (Slack Bay) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
English singer and television personality Cheryl Fernadez-Versini arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Blake Lively poses as she arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French composer Jean-Michel Jarre arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Cheryl Cole attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Kristina Bazan attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US actress Blake Lively poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Blake Lively arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIERANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Elena Lenskaya attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A guest arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIERANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
French television journalist Anne-Sophie Lapix arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Valerie Kaprisky arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon attend the 'Money Monster' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
French actress and singer Stephanie Sokolinski aka Soko poses on May 13, 2016 during a photocall for the film "La Danseuse (The Dancer)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
French-US actress Lily-Rose Depp poses on May 13, 2016 during a photocall for the film "La Danseuse (The Dancer)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

"We are Anna and Garfunkel," Timberlake announced.

The jury that will decide Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or award was also introduced. Led by Mad Max director George Miller, it includes Donald Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst and Mads Mikkelsen. Over the next 10 days, they will screen an especially strong slate of films vying for the Palme, including new releases from Pedro Almodovar, Jim Jarmusch, Asghar Farhadi, Andrea Arnold, Sean Penn and the Dardenne brothers.

But the day effectively belonged to Allen, even though Cafe Society drew weak reviews.

"I'm 80. I can't believe it," said Allen. "I'm so youthful, agile, nimble, spry, mentally alert that it's astonishing."

Cafe Society, which opens in cinemas this summer, is the latest in a long list of films by Allen to feature an affair between an older man (Steve Carell) and a younger woman (Stewart).

In the film, Eisenberg stars as a Bronx nebbish trying to make it in Hollywood, where his uncle (Carell) is a powerful agent. He becomes smitten with his uncle's assistant, played by Stewart.

Asked if he would ever consider making a movie about a 50-something woman who gets together with a 20-something man, Allen called it "a perfectly valid comic idea".

"I just don't have any material on it, anything really to draw on," said Allen. "I wouldn't hesitate if I had a good story."

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