Kiki wowed the crowds at the On The Road premiere at Cannes tonight, wearing a goreous bright pink dress by Dior, and earring from the Louis Vuitton L’Ame du Voyage high jewellery collection. Below is a preview look at her on the red carpet, and we will be adding tons more HQ photos to the site starting tomorrow…
The official Cannes Film Festival website have posted videos from today’s photocall, press conference and premiere of On The Road, as well as an interview with the cast. Unfortunately they don’t seem to allow embedding, so hop on over to the On The Road page at the Cannes website to watch them all.
Many filmmakers have attempted to adapt Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel “On The Road” over the years, but Walter Salles is the guy who finally wrestled it up onto the screen. It is a largely successful attempt to bring the book to life, and it follows the same sort of episodic rhythm that Salles utilized so well in “The Motorcycle Diaries.” While I would not call it a towering accomplishment, it is far more successful than I would have expected knowing the source material.
It would be interesting to take all of the films that exist that deal with the Beat Generation and the various characters who defined the era and look at how these people have been interpreted though various artistic filters. After all, “On The Road” was Kerouac’s biography, but through a very thin filter of fiction. He renamed people, turning himself into Sal Paradise, the novel’s narrator, while he turned the charming and charismatic Neal Cassady into the iconic Dean Moriarty. Cronenberg’s adaptation of “Naked Lunch” used a similar device, taking the unfilmable William Burroughs novel and turning it into a film that is as much about the writing of the book as the book itself. We’ve seen films like “Howl” and “The Sheltering Sky” tackle the era and the figures who wrote those remarkable works, and there are, of course, plenty of documentaries that also tackle the era, giving these people a chance to make a case for their own place in cultural history. The result is that we’ve got a pretty dense tapestry of material to choose from now if we want to try to understand what it was like to both create these works and to live in an era where they were fresh and causing major cultural shifts.
“On The Road” does not feel like a dry history lesson, nor is it overly reverent toward its subjects. Instead, Salles, working with screenwriter Jose Rivera, managed to make something that has a pulse of its own, and that’s due in no small part to the casting of Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise. They have a strong, easy chemistry that pays off over the course of the film, and it provides a solid base upon which the rest of the film is built.
Director Walter Salles, Viggo Mortensen and the Competition film’s other stars also came out for the film festival.
Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and director Walter Salles brought more star power to the Croisette midday Wednesday during the photocall and press conference for Competition film On the Road, based on the famous Jack Kerouac book.
Helping them take over the Palais des Festivals were Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan and the film’s producers.
During the press conference, the cast was asked about shooting in Montreal and preparing for the film by spending time together and studying movies and other creative output from the era the film is set in.
“Montreal is where we started. It was [the] conception,” said Stewart. “I am usually pretty self-conscious about running around a town with my face hanging out, and I didn’t care at all, because I was with these guys. I really loved it. I got to live more in those four weeks than … in a normal lifetime.”
A clip from On The Road featuring Kirsten as Camille has been released…
The “On the Road” photocall took place this morning at the Cannes festival, and the first reviews started to pop up, as so loads of pictures that we started to collect already and will be uploaded soon.
Kiki wore a pretty white lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana with Charlotte Olympia pumps when she joined her “On The Road” castmates — Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen and director Walter Salles. Check back later for pictures, and the first movie reviews!
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The official Cannes Film Festival started today and “On The Road” producer Charlies Gillibert has said that the film will have its Cannes premiere on wednesday May 23rd.
Cast confirmed to attend are Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Morgan & Tom Sturridge.