Just three days before it premieres on HBO, "Hemingway & Gellhorn" got a red carpet treatment at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Taking the female lead role, Nicole Kidman was on hand to promote the TV movie during the premiere which took place at Palais des Festivals in France on Friday, May 25.
For the occasion, the three-time Golden Globe winner opted for a classy, vintage style with a Ralph Lauren Collection black chiffon beaded evening dress, which was completed with Boucheron jewels. Still, the 44-year-old beauty managed to ooze sexiness by baring some skin in the low-cut back dress.
Kidman was joined by co-stars Clive Owen and Rodrigo Santoro, as well as director Philip Kaufman that night. All those three men put on formal look in white shirt teamed with dark-colored suit each.
"Hemingway & Gellhorn" recounts the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway (Owen) and the beautiful, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Kidman). It follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time; but the war they couldn't survive was the war between themselves.
Kaufman once said he wished to honor Gellhorn's reputation through the film. "Though she was on the covers of major magazines and is to this day regarded by many as the greatest war correspondent of all time, she has often been reduced to 'Hemingway's third wife,' a mere footnote in his life," he said. "She was the first correspondent ashore at Omaha Beach, and one of the first correspondents at Dachau."