Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in a scene from Woody Allen's "Cafe Society."
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The 69th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday with stormy skies, heightened security, the premiere of a new Woody Allen film and resurrected sex abuse allegations against the 80-year-old director regarding his adopted daughter, Dylan. Allen brought his 1930s Hollywood romance "Cafe Society," along with stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, to Cannes to start the festival. Allen has previously denied that he molested Dylan, allegations first leveled in 1992 when Dylan was 7 and Allen and Mia Farrow were in the midst of a bitter divorce.The day effectively belonged to Allen, though "Cafe Society" drew weak reviews."Cafe Society" is the latest in a long list of films by Allen to feature an affair between an older man (Carell) and a younger woman (Stewart). Asked if he would ever consider making a movie about a 50-something woman who gets together with a 20-something man, Allen called it "a perfectly valid comic idea.
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