Updated with Jennifer Lawrence video on May 23, 2013, 2.06 p.m. GMT
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It was another evening of celebrities at the 66th Festival de Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival, yesterday, with the première of Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian).
Attending the première were Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior), Liya Kebede, Paz Vega, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Louise Bourgoin, Elena Lenina, Jessica Miller, Lars Ulrich, Phoebe Price, Mia Frye, Gary Dourdan, Lady Victoria Hervey, Camille Lellouche, and many of the L’Oréal Paris spokeswomen: Cheryl Cole (in Zuhair Murad), Jane Fonda, Megan Gale, Eva Longoria, and Doutzen Kroes (in Calvin Klein). Grand Central’s Camille Lellouche, Denis Menochet, Lea Seydoux, Tahar Rahim and director Rebecca Zlotowski were present on day four’s festivities, as were Catching Fire’s Sam Claflin, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and director Francis Lawrence. (Both films are being promoted at Cannes.) Jimmy P.’s Benicio del Toro, Gina McKee, Mathieu Amalric, Danny Mooney, Michelle Thrush, Misty Upham, director Arnaud Desplechin and writer Kent Jones were also present. Thrush and Upham have American roots extending back to the Cree and Blackfoot tribes respectively.
Jimmy P. deals with a post-World War II American soldier from the Blackfoot tribe, Jimmy Picard (del Toro), who has suffered from war trauma, who winds up at a hospital in Topeka, Kansas, with Amalric playing his doctor, Georges Devereux, a psychoanalyst and anthropologist with a speciality in native American tribes. It is based on a true story as recounted in Devereux’s 1951 book, Reality and Dream.
Jimmy P. is Desplechin’s fourth film selected for the main competition at Cannes.