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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson face off this year at the Cannes Film Festival

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson might be soul mates in the “Twilight” series and may or may not be dating in real life, but in the just-released lineup of this year’s Cannes film festival, they are competitors.

Kristen Stewart stars in Walter Salles’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic “On the Road,” alongside Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kirsten Dunst, who was named best actress at last year’s Cannes for her role in “Melancholia.” Salles is probably best known in this country for directing “The Motorcycle Diaries,” which depicted Che Guevara’s formative road trip through the hinterland of South America. “On the Road” shows Kerouac as he travels through America in the 1940s, hanging out with barely fictionalized versions of his Beat movement buddies Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. Clearly, road trips are Salles’s auteurist thing. Continue reading ‘Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson face off this year at the Cannes Film Festival’


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