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Hilary Swank Dazzles in Silk Gown at Cannes Film Festival

May 19, 2014 (8:54 am) GMT
The 'Million Dollar Baby' actress promotes her latest movie 'The Homesman', which has garnered positive reviews from critics in Cannes.
Hilary Swank

stunned photographers and other guests at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18. The two-time Oscar winner looked elegant in a bridal style Atelier Versace gown that flaunted her slim figure. She completed her look with simple accessories and let her wavy hair loose.

The 39-year-old was in France to promote her movie "" which was screened at the Palais des Festivals. Her co-stars , and Sonja Richter, actress as well as models and were also in attendance.

"The Homesman" is a western drama film directed by Tommy Lee Jones based on a novel of same name by Glendon Swarthout. Set in Nebraska in 1854, it revolves around Mary Bee (Swank) who saves George Briggs (Jones) on her way to take three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. In return for $300, Biggs agrees to escort them to their destination. Through snowstorms and perilous encounters with settlers and Indians, the two loners grow closer until Mary proposes marriage.

The movie has garnered rave reviews, with the Guardian tipping it for a prize at the festival. The Telegraph praised Swank and Jones' chemistry, saying, "Swank and Jones are a sensational pairing - this is Swank's meatiest role in a long time, and she plays it like she knows it - and their peculiar chemistry places the film at almost the precise mid-point between two more modern Westerns: the smoky whimsy of the Coen brothers' '' and the tougher, drier '', from Kelly Reichardt."






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