Whenever Woody Allen gets in that old timey spirit, the results tend to be quite good. “Purple Rose Of Cairo” and “Midnight In Paris” are the highlights of his trips back in time, and his latest film, “Café Society,” looks to land in the sweet spot between the two.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carell, and with lensing by the legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the story centers on a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. While the Coens‘ trip back to the classic Hollywood era “Hail, Caesar!” earlier this year has proved a bit disappointing, here’s hoping Allen gets a better grip as such.
“Café Society” opens at the Cannes Film Festival with an Out of Competition screening and will be released in cinemas through Amazon. Watch below.