Depp fails to sweep critics off their feet in Cannes

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    May 16, 2016

    Depp fails to sweep critics off their feet in Cannes


    THE 16-year-old daughter of French actress Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp has stardust running in her veins but Lily-Rose Depp divided Cannes critics on Friday in her role as American dancer Isadora Duncan.

    The striking teenager walked the red carpet in a bohemian off-the-shoulder gown before the premiere of La Danseuse (The Dancer) at the Cannes film festival.

    The movie tells the story of famous Belle Epoque dancer Loie Fuller - played by French actress Soko - who later fell into obscurity, and her complex relationship with protegee and rival Duncan.

    "After meeting Isadora, whom she secretly falls in love with, Loie Fuller could no longer dance. To her, Isadora is the embodiment of beauty, grace, youth and genius, everything that she could never be," said director Stephanie di Gusto.

    While the film received warm applause from critics, some panned her performance.

    Entertainment website The Wrap described the film as "a pretty good movie with a number of sequences so breathtaking they will knock your socks off" and praised Soko's performance.

    But Lily-Rose was criticised for her "wooden and lifeless performance".

    The Hollywood Reporter said she added "decorative value, if not a whole lot in terms of acting ability."

    With her winning genes, she has carved out a career as a model, becoming the teenage face of Chanel, and made her cinema debut in Tusk alongside her father in 2014.

    She will soon appear in the film Planetarium alongside Natalie Portman, about sisters who can communicate with ghosts.