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Woody Allen's 'Café Society' to open Cannes Film Festival

29 March 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, is to open the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 11.

Screening Out of Competition title, it marks a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened Cannes twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending and in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.

Scroll down for full list of Woody Allen titles at Cannes over the years

The film tells the story of a young man (Eisenberg) 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. The cast also includes Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carell.

It marks the third time Eisenberg and Stewart have starred opposite each other after Adventureland (2009) and American Ultra (2015).

Twilight star Stewart previously walked the red carpet »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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