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Cannes day four: Freida Pinto, Jennifer Lawrence, Eva Longoria, Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly


May 18, 2014/12.47

Gisela Schober

Tim P. Whitby


Fashionistas closely followed one of Saturday’s films at the Festival de Cannes: the second bio-pic on the late French fashion design legend Yves Saint Laurent.
   The first, simply titled YSL and directed by Jalil Lespert, was released in January to largely positive reviews, particularly from the former partner of Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé. Critics said it glossed over Saint Laurent’s own genius.
   The second, directed by Bertrand Bonello and entitled Saint Laurent, had mixed reviews. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it superior to YSL, but ‘it is no less forgiving, no less respectful, no less convinced of Saint Laurent’s importance as a popular artist, and really no better at persuading the non-fashionista laity, which I confess includes me.’ Guy Lodge in Variety, who also preferred the Bonello effort, noted, it was ‘considerably more spectacular, but also less practical, with its baroque ornamentation and slip-sliding chronology.’
   It received support from François-Henri Pinault, the owner of the Yves Saint Laurent brand, but not from Bergé. Both films claimed “official” status.
   Relatos Salvajes, another film that premièred on Saturday, is a tale of numerous revenge fantasies, produced by Pedro Almodóvar and directed by Damian Szifron, received more even acclaim from critics at the Cannes Film Festival.
   The winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes for best picture is announced on May 24.
   Caught on the red carpet at Saint Laurent and around Cannes were Freida Pinto, Eva Longoria, Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Léa Seydoux, Aymeline Valade, Grazi Massaferi, Taís Araújo and Leïla Bekhti. Julianne Moore appeared as part of the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Donald Sutherland; while on the red carpet for The Prophet were Salma Hayek, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tonie Marshall, Francois-Henri Pinault, and Mika. Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy were at the première of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, while Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green—seen together in 2006’s James Bond reboot Casino Royale—were at The Salvation’s red carpet.
   Also among our videos: Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank give a press conference for The Homesman, Salma Hayek gives an interview for The Prophet, discussing Chime for Change, women’s rights and the recent kidnapping of young girls in Nigeria, and Cate Blanchett presents Chopard trophies to Adele Exarchopoulos and Logan Lerman.

Saint Laurent red carpet

Saint Laurent press conference

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Prophet

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The Salvation

The Homesman press conference

Salma Hayek

Cate Blanchett presenting Chopard trophies

Red carpet round-up of the day

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Tim P. Whitby

Tim P. Whitby

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Film Français

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