If last year had a dearth of big name celebs, attendees at the Cannes Film Festival this year will be beating them off with a stick. Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Ryan Gosling, John C. Reilly, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mia Wasikowska…the list goes on, and one more addition to the festival promises more paparazzi guests.
The festival has announced that Christophe Honoré‘s “Les Bien-aimés” (aka “The Beloved” though we think it sounds better en francais) will be the official closing film for the Cannes Film Festival playing on Sunday, May 22nd. Featuring a pretty amazing cast including Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroiani, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel, Michel Delpech and Paul Schneider, the film takes place over four time periods: 1960s Prague, 1980s London, 9/11 and contemporary Paris. Described as a “singular, melancholy and romantic work of art” the film promises to put a proper cap on what is one helluva year on the Croisette.
It will be Honoré’s second time at Cannes — his 2007 film “Les chansons d’amour” played in competition (and yes, that is what the picture above is from). The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 11th.