Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz–the gorgeous versatile actress recently honored as one of Variety’s Power Women--has not just one but two big films about to wow cinema sages at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Weisz stars, along with Jane Fonda and Michael Caine, in La Giovinezza. Not much is known about the film, but it should be interesting based on the name alone: “Giovinezza” is the official hymn of the Italian National Fascist Party.
Weisz also graces another film that will be in contention at Cannes–The Lobster starring Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, Weisz and more. IMDB says the plot features a dystopian future wherein “single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.” Seems like Rachel Weisz would do just fine in this scenario, no? There’s just no chance–it strains credulity–that any society could make it difficult for Rachel Weisz to find a mate. She’s got 45 days! But if she is turned into an animal, we can’t wait to see which one. The Cannes Film Festival begins in May.