French Actress Audrey Tautou Cancels Karlovy Vary Red Carpet

Audrey Tautou

Opening movie "Mood Indigo" will be introduced by director Michel Gondry alone.

French actress Audrey Tautou has pulled out of a red carpet appearance Friday night at the opening of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Tautou was set to introduce the festival's opening film, a gala screening of Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo. But her agent told the festival Thursday that she would not be coming. No detailed reason was given.

Instead the film will be introduced by Gondry alone, the festival said.

“We are very sorry Audrey Tautou’s planned visit will not take place, especially because of her previous connection with the Karlovy Vary festival through her film Amélie,” said the festival’s director Jiri Bartoska.