Paltrow, Shaw, Gray receive standing ovation

“It’s a good thing I was paying attention, or it would have been an expensive loss,” said Gwyneth Paltrow at the soggy “Two Lovers” after- party at the Chopard beach. She had dropped her dangling Chopard earrings on the red carpet steps Monday in full view of the audience inside the Palais.

It is not the slightest bit unusual for a Cannes gala premiere to get a standing ovation, and “Two Lovers” did — with the glowing stars Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw and director James Gray accepting kudos. But “Two Lovers” played well not only with the black-tie crowd at the Lumiere but also with the U.S. buyers who haven’t been rocked by anything so far.

Daniel Battsek of Miramax, Peter Rice of Fox Searchlight, Eamonn Bowles of Magnolia, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics, Howard Cohen and Eric D’Arbeloff of Roadside Attractions, and Nick Meyer of Paramount Vantage were checking out this possible U.S. acquisition, which is being handled by CAA.

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