But unlike in the past, 2017 marks Stewart’s first time appearing at the fest as a director and not as an actress. She was on hand last night for the premiere of her directorial debut, a 17-minute short called Come Swim.
The artsy flick—the official description calls it “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits”—stars just one actor Josh Kaye with voiceover work by Sydney Lopez.
“I feel amazing,” Stewart beamed at the Prospector Square Theatre.
You can find below pictures, screencaps and article about this year New York Times Great Performers short films.
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You can check the rest of the released pictures HERE
“She cut that Chanel T-shirt herself. It was her idea,” Pica said of the white-on-white skirt-and-shirt ensemble Stewart wore to a photo call for Allen’s new movie, in which she costars with Blake Lively and Jesse Eisenberg. (True to form, Stewart removed her black-and-white pumps promptly after it was over.)
“I think the way Kristen approaches glamour and being a movie star is really refreshing,” Pica added hours later while prepping Stewart for the film’s evening premiere. The actress, too, was uncharacteristically excited. “I really love this particular red carpet,” Stewart said as Abergel texturized her newly peroxided cropped hair before fashioning it into a deep side part. “I know that sounds obvious, but I don’t get that impending doom feeling in my gut. I’m really elated to be here—and we all want to annihilate this look.” Mission accomplished. Here, Stewart, Abergel, and Pica break down Stewart’s one part Old Hollywood, one part “Gwen Stefani in the ’90s” beauty moment, live from Cannes.