The new Woody Allen film Café Society promises to be one of the most stylish releases of the year if this first trailer is anything to go by.
The veteran director, who is known for his well-dressed leading ladies (Annie Hall, need we say more), stays true to form with Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively’s characters, whose rather fabulous 1930s costumes are played out in the trailer.
As well as the raucous, old-Hollywood glamour style trailer, several behind-the-scenes and on-set pics in the gallery above only confirm just how incredible the movie is set to be.
In a return to the glamorous and decadent days of 1930s Hollywood, the movie also stars Jesse Eisenberg who plays Bobby, a young man who moves to LA where he’s enamoured by the movie business and the women who inhabit it.
The trailer shows him falling for a woman played by Kristen Stewart while also being charmed by Blake Lively’s character. Exactly whether or not this is a straight-up love story remains to be seen, but Bobby is told, “Love is not rational. You fall in love, you lose control.”
Plot twists and a creepy-looking Steve Carell (who wowed in last year’s eerie Foxcatcher) aside, one of the real stars of the show has to be the wardrobe department.
While little is known about the full plot, it’s fair to say Blake Lively’s character got the better end of the costume deal. Compared to Kristen Stewart’s pretty but plain and understated sundresses and T-bar sandals, Blake is all sequins and feather headdresses with a perfectly apt smattering of diamonds for good measure.
Ahead of its American release date of 19th May, Cafe Society will open the cannes Film Festival on 11th May – the third time a Woody Allen film has done the honours.