The Festival de Cannes’ seventh day’s most talked-about red-carpet film was the Dardenne brothers’ Deux jours, une nuit, starring Marion Cotillard. The legendary Sophia Loren joined the brothers on the red carpet, as did former Miss World-turned-actress Aishwarya Rai, in a stunning gold Roberto Cavalli gown, and actors Aurelien Wiik and Jimmy Jean-Louis, with Montblanc timepieces on show.
Cotillard plays a working-class wife and mother fighting to keep her job at a solar panel company in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest film. Fabrizio Rongione plays her husband.
If she fails to persuade her colleagues to vote for her retaining her job, then her two children’s welfare is at risk, and the family will have to move into state housing.
Deux jours, une nuit is in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival and has received largely positive reviews for its realistic portrayals and the very real concern many families have over their modern work lives.
Rai was the only L’OrĂŠal Paris ambassador on the red carpet on day seven that we spotted. Meanwhile, she has another red-carpet appearance scheduled for day eight, and will co-host the AmFAR Gala with her husband Abhishek Bachchan. Bachchan had Tweeted that Rai had not slept for 52 hours prior to her red-carpet appearance, and applauds her poise at Cannes.
Some of the other day seven clips can be found in our round-up yesterday, including the arrivals of Ryan Gosling and Matt Smith.
Rai’s compatriot and fellow LâOrĂŠal Paris ambassador, Sonam Kapoor, appeared on the red carpet during day six.
Pascal Le Segretain