Cannes Day 2 Recap: Nicole Kidman Dazzles on Red Carpet, Not So Much in 'Grace,' and More

9:00 PM PST 05/14/2014 by THR Staff

Harvey Weinstein misses controversial "Grace" premiere; Brunei prince debuts film amid Hollywood hotel boycott; senior critic Todd McCarthy dissects the top titles; Bennett Miller talks "Foxcatcher"; plus all the parties, buzz, red carpet moments and more.

The 67th Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a little drama, a lot of glamour and blessedly clear skies Wednesday night with the premiere of Nicole Kidman's troubled but very Cote d'Azur project Grace of Monaco. The action is just getting started, and The Hollywood Reporter is on the scene, interviewing the stars, directors and execs, hitting the yacht parties, feting the fashion, critiquing the films and breaking down all the latest red carpet buzz from the historic Palais des Festivals.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25. Check back daily for THR's comprehensive recaps.

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Sultan of Brunei’s Son Debuts Film Amid Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott
Prince
Azim’s foray into the film business -- which includes a Hilary Swank movie shopped and partied over at Cannes -- comes as the furor over his father’s anti-gay policy heats up ... Read the story

Cannes Video: Todd McCarthy Previews Who to Watch, What Might Win
The Hollywood Reporter's chief film critic dissects the most anticipated and hyped titles of the festival and notes which unknown film could be a breakthrough ... Watch the video

Cannes Review: Festival Opener 'Grace of Monaco'
Cannes officially opens off with a stiff, stagey, thuddingly earnest affair that has generated far more drama off screen than on ... Read the review.

Cannes: Harvey Weinstein Misses 'Grace of Monaco' Premiere Due to Refugee Camp Visit
After a very public war of words with director Olivier Dahan over the film's final edit, The Weinstein Co. boss heads to Syria on a charitable mission rather than attending the film's bow ... Read the story.

Director Q&A: Bennett Miller on Partnering With Channing Tatum for Hot Competition Film 'Foxcatcher'
A Cannes virgin, the Foxcatcher director also reveals how he cast Steve Carell (a shared love of Jerry Lewis helped) and what was in the letter he received from Harper Lee ... Read the story.

PHOTOS: Nicole Kidman Shines on 'Grace of Monaco' Red Carpet
Nicole Kidman
, Zoe Saldana, Kendall Jenner and Sofia Coppola were among the stars who dazzled at the Cannes Film Festival opening night and Grace of Monaco premiere ... See the gallery

Cannes: Meet the Real-Life Concierges Behind the Secret Society in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
Cote d'Azur concierges discuss the Society of Golden Keys, which inspired the fictional secret society featured in Wes Anderson's hit film ... Read the story.

Exclusive First Look: Tom Hanks in 'A Hologram for the King'
After turns as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks and a real-life hero in Captain Phillips, the Oscar winner is going back to fiction for his next film, Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King. See him as an American salesman in Saudi Arabia … See the photo

Cannes Jury Chairwoman Jane Campion Reflects on Male-Dominated Film Industry
The only woman ever to win the film festival's top prize (The Piano, 1993) says she will insist on only one thing as jury president: Her fellow jurors must watch all the films ... Read the story.

Celebrity Bubble Meets Surveillance State at 2014 Cannes Fest
After a slew of brazen robberies at last year’s festival, local police have stepped up security with hundreds of extra police and complex closed-circuit camera coverage. Beware, Cannes attendees: Don't pull a Solange ... Read the story.

Cannes Shocked by 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director's Suicide
The tragic sudden loss of the Oscar-winning filmmaker was the talk of the festival Wednesday. "It's a very tragic affair, and he was a wonderful filmmaker,” said Danish director and Cannes jury member Nicolas Winding Refn at a press conference ... Read the story.

Big Projects, Bigger Government Help China's Animation Industry Advance
A surge of investment in Chinese projects will soon come to fruition and industryites are hailing a renaissance in quality, as China seeks to compete with Hollywood animation studios on more equal footing ... Read the story.

Exec Q&A: eOne's Harold van Lier Talks Upcoming Bryan Cranston, Colin Firth Projects
The Frenchman launching eOne’s new international arm shares how he plans to thrive in a down market (on five hours of sleep a night) ... Read the story

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