Cannes Rambling Reporter's Scene + Heard: Woody Allen Has Quiet 'Irrational Man' Evening
At another event Friday, 'Unbroken' actor Jack O’Connell wsas mistaken for a waiter.
Nobody would accuse Woody Allen of being a party animal, but the Irrational Man filmmaker’s post-world premiere itinerary on May 16 was low-key even by his standards. Since there was no official extravaganza planned for the Sony Pictures Classics pic, Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn headed back to the Majestic, where they stopped in front of the revolving door after entering the lobby for a nearly 5-minute consult with a French handler while a crowd formed in front of him, snapping photos and requesting selfies. Allen obliged to a handful of requests (including one from a 10-year-old-looking boy and his mother) before heading to the hotel’s Le Relais for a table for two. Also inside, Irrational Man actress Parker Posey dining separately
Upstairs on the 7th floor inside the Chopard suite, the luxury jeweler’s rooftop bash (celebrating it’s Trophee Chopard ceremony) drew Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard (who spent 10 minutes in a close chat in the VIP area), Lupita Nyong’o and Chopard's up-and-coming talent honorees Jack O’Connell and Lola Kirke, who were overheard conspiring about their plans for the rest of the night.“I’m going to the Ducant,” the Unbroken star told Kirke, mispronouncing the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. “There’s a dinner that turns into a party for some thing. I’ll leave your name at the door,” he told the actress who answered, “Then there’s a party somewhere in the hills.” Cannes can be so L.A.
Not so L.A.: Once at the du Cap, O'Connell was mistaken for a waiter while leaning over one female guest, who asked him to pour her some more water.
Meanwhile on the beach, the MAGNUM Lounge hosted the official afterparty for The Lobster, which unspooled late at the Palais pushing back the bash to a 1 a.m. start. Minutes later, French doorman announced to the crowd of more than 100 waiting at L’Ondine Beach that it was at capacity. Lobsters? More like sardines...