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At Cannes: Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou, Isabeli Fontana, Zhang Ziyi, Eugenia Silva, Karlie Kloss


May 26, 2013/2.38

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There were plenty of celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival première of The Immigrant on Friday, a movie by James Gray, set on Ellis Island in the 1920s. Commentators called the film, entered in competition at the Festival de Cannes, the most divisive because of its sentimentality.
   Gray had also co-written Blood Ties, which had premièred out of competition at the Festival earlier this week.
   He was inspired by his grandparents for his latest film, to be released by the Weinstein Company. They had emigrated from the Ukraine to the US.
   On the red carpet for The Immigrant at the Grand Théâtre Lumière were Harvey Weinstein, Darius Khondji, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, and James and Alexandra Gray.
   Olivia Palermo, Clotilde Courau, Peter Dundas, Carolina Parsons, Ana Girardot, Agathe Bonitzer, Mouna Ayoub, Kristin Scott Thomas, Liliana Matthaeus, Uma Thurman, Victoria Abril, Isabeli Fontana, Taís Araújo, Bianca Balti, Karlie Kloss, the reigning Miss Prestige National Auline Grac, Izabel Goulart, Juno Temple, Eugenia Silva, and Michael Cera.
   Saturday’s première of Venus in Fur, Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the David Ives play, itself based on the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novella. Set in the theatre, it is the last film to be screened in competition at Cannes, and is a vehicle for Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner.
   Polanski, Seigner and actor Mathieu Amalric, who stars alongside Seigner, represented the film at Cannes, while celebrities on the red carpet included Audrey Tautou, Lynne Ramsay, Nicole Kidman, Carmen Chaplin, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Naomi Kawase, Kim Novak, Ludivine Sagnier, Zhang Ziyi, Bianca Balti and Agathe Bonitzer.
   Meanwhile, Montblanc and Liberatum have hosted a dinner for the première of Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive, which saw John Hurt, Claire Denis, Tom Hiddleston and other VIPs attend.

The Immigrant

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Venus in Fur

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Only Lovers Left Alive

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