A report by our special correspondent, Rahma Rachdi who is reporting live from the Cannes.
The Cannes Film Festival for the 69th edition innovates by closing the festival with the same film which had the opening, that is to say with the screening of the latest Woody Allen film “Cafe Society”.
This is an unpublished programming for a festival. It is also a way to make a great tribute well deserved to Woody Allen octogenarian, a genius film director, decidedly always in a good shape and also very creative in his filmography.
“Café Society”, the lasts movie of Woody Allen, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Weisenberg, is a satiric telling of a young Jewish American played by Jess Weisenberg, questioning himself about the existential approach to love. The film portrays a nostalgic period and vintage of a bygone era and happy world of Hollywood, amid satire of bourgeois society and star-system.
The meandering description of his film, Cafe Society, leads the viewer to the ambiguities in both sexual and emotional on ambition. The film is whole comedy played in a decor background of Hollywood, that have both the form and substance of cinema’s world.
Woody Allen has always had a privileged relationship with France. His Jewish intellectual Manhattan persona has proved particularly appealing to the French people, and the cinema critics have a very good reception. For some he is always considered as an icon, not only because he refers to French culture, but also a Paris lover, and has established his own style and signature of Woody Allen is also acclaimed movie writer-director and has recently turned his attention to the small screen with a new streaming television series for Amazon starring pop star Miley Cyrus.
On her Instagram account, Cyrus confirmed she had been cast for the show, posting a photo of a painting of Allen. During the press conference at Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen, answered a question about He ended up the press conference by stating that he owes his good shape to “Much exercise, healthy food, and have a bourgeois middle lifestyle in New York, writing each afternoon, and taking the kids to school after breakfast, by himself”.
That sounds like the good advices and tips for a long healthy life of an of a kind artist. Woody Allen is also fond of French cinema, especially Renoir and the Nouvelle Vague like Jean Luc Godard who even made a short documentary on Allen called “Meetin’ WA”.
And this is how obviously the audience identifies the influence of French cinema in the Allen’s pieces of theater and cinema. In short Woody Allen loves France and so do the French and this reciprocity is more obvious at Cannes Film Festival, within the sphere of the very closed world of cinema. So, French and global public shall welcome back again, uncanny Woody Allen, for both the opening and closing of the 69 th Cannes Festival session.