A-list stars have hit the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the first time in more than two years.
Drawing a wide spectrum of industry figures, the event aims to resuscitate the cinema industry as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Dame Helen Mirren, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Bella Hadid, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Spike Lee, Jodie Foster and Candice Swanepoel were among the stars pictured at the opening of the festival on Tuesday.
The first night of the French Riviera spectacular launched the premiere of Annette, a musical starring Driver and Cotillard, and the festival was officially declared open by Bong Joon-ho – who won last year’s Palme d’Or for Parasite – along with director Pedro Almodovar, Foster and Lee, in a mix of Korean, Spanish, French and English.
Cannes is going ahead in much the same way as usual, bringing back the red carpet glamour, but behind the glitz COVID-19 safety measures are in place; festivalgoers are being tested every 48 hours, seated shoulder-to-shoulder, and masked for screenings.
Here are some of the red carpet shots from the opening night.
The Cannes Film Festival will continue over the next 10 days.