Director: Woody Allen
Now 79, Woody is back on the Croisette with his second film in a row to star Emma Stone (after last year’s Riviera-set Magic in the Moonlight). Stone joins Joaquin Phoenix in a story of a philosophy professor who falls for his younger student (Stone)—a not-unfamiliar theme. Rumors are flying that it’s a light murder mystery but the filmmakers are keeping schtum for now. Irrational Man will play out of competition at the festival, as is Woody’s preference.