With Lars Von Trier declared “persona non grata” by the Cannes Film Festival following the director’s Nazi jokes at yesterday’s press conference for his new film Melancholia, last night’s premiere may wind up the last time he gets to shock the famous and the French at the annual event. Helping him go out with a bang was star Charlotte Gainsbourg, sharing her late stage of pregnancy with the world through a bra-bearing, see-through top, and helping us understand what kind of woman makes more than one movie with Lars Von Trier. Meanwhile, 63-year-old Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood showed up with 23-year-old girlfriend Ana Araujo, and Udo Kier was Udo Kier. Why Mel Gibson didn’t join Jodie Foster on the red carpet is a mystery, as is the lack of crying, elderly drag queens and fat, cartwheeling circus clowns with blood dripping from their mouths.
See photos from the premiere below, and wonder whether Kirsten Dunst will stick to American movies from here on out.
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