Celeb Sightings: Gregg Araki and his clan explode -- or Kaboom -- into Cannes, while Monia Chokri (of Days of Darkness and current fest flick Heartbeats) treats the cameras to some tongue. The Examiner shares the super-exciting fashion hits and misses, which continue as JustJared shares peeks of Camilla Belle, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, and Salma Hayek. Hudson also appeared alongside Terrence Howard for a photo call for the upcoming Winnie. But it's not just lookers drawing the big fest crowds -- Woody Allen descended upon the red carpet and inspired a mob scene.
Off the red carpet, TheWrap reports that filmmakers at the fest are at a loss for words when asked about the new allegations thrown at Roman Polanski. If you haven't heard, British actress Charlotte Lewis has come forward and stated that Polanski molested her when she was 16. Why now? She says it's because of those who believe he is a one-time offender.
Reviews from Cannes: After the Happy-Go-Lucky life of Polly, Mike Leigh is back with Another Year, which Variety says "is almost about nothing at all and yet it gently juxtaposes the big issues of everyday life: loneliness and love, selfishness and kindness, birth and death."
His last flick, Whatever Works, wasn't all that great, but the Guardian calls Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger "an elegant return to form." Then again, EW calls it a bore (though they do dig Another Year).