Cafe Society, which will open at the Cannes Film Festival, is Woody Allen’s 47th film. The movie is about a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who travels to 1930s Hollywood and lands a job with a big agent (Steve Carell).
“I wanted to do kind of a novel on film, about a family and the relationships of the members toward one another, and the protagonist’s love relationship,” Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I wanted it to have the structure of a novel, so I could move around and dwell on various members of the family. That’s why I narrated it because I was sort of the writer of the novel that you were experiencing when you saw the film.”