Cannes–The Highlight Reel

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May 17, 2012
By Alison Baenen

The French feminists in a flap over the lack of female filmmakers represented at Cannes this year    will have to forgive us for being excited for the festival nonetheless. A slew of American directors—including Cannes first-timer Wes Anderson—means the boldfaced names are even bolder (Brad! Reese! K-Stew! R-Patz!), while new parties and nightspots mean late nights will be be even later.

Here’s our guide to the must-sees, must-eats, and must-wears, along with insider tips from the likes of Riviera regular Georgina Chapman, designer Peter Dundas, and this year’s Trophée Chopard recipient, the lovely Shailene Woodley.