Saturday 3 December 2016

Cannes Film Festival: All the glitz and glamour from the red carpet

Laura Larkin

Published 12/05/2016 | 07:32

US actress Julia Roberts (R) and Irish actress Caitriona Balfe pose on May 12, 2016 before leaving the Festival Palace after the screening of the film
US actress Julia Roberts (R) and Irish actress Caitriona Balfe pose on May 12, 2016 before leaving the Festival Palace after the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actress Eva Longoria poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
Victoria Beckham poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE

The Cannes Film Festival's red carpet is the most glamorous of them all, and Victoria Beckham, Blake Lively and Eva Longoria showed this year will be no different.

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Blake Lively turned heads in her illusion floor-length dress while Victoria Beckham opted for a chic tailored jumpsuit.

Irish star Caitriona Balfe also stood out at the glitzy event. The Monaghan model-turned-actress showed off her natural look in a black embellished gown teamed with a metallic clutch.

It wasn't all about the fashion on the opening day of the festival, however, as Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick teamed up for a sing-song.

US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Model Bella Hadid attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere duirng the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Lara Stone attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
doutzen Kroes attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Doutzen Kroes (L) and Lara Stone attend the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
British model Jourdan Dunn poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
British model Jourdan Dunn poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Lewis Hamilton attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Chanel Iman and Lewis Hamilton attend the L'Oreal Party during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Kristen Stewart poses on May 17, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Kris Jenner, the mother of American television personality Kim Kardashian, attends the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival
American television personality Kim Kardashian attends the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival
German model Toni Garrn attends the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, at the Eden Roc hotel in Antibes
US actress Kristen Stewart poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
(FromL° German actor Lars Eidinger, US actress Kristen Stewart and French director Olivier Assayas pose as they arrive on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Brazilian model Adriana Lima smiles as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Czech model Petra Nemcova poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Brazilian model Adriana Lima poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Mischa Barton attends the De Grisogono Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Bella Hadid attends the De Grisogono Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Bella Hadid attends the De Grisogono Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian attends the De Grisogono Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Mischa Barton attends the De Grisogono Party during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Toni Garrn attends the De Grisogono Party during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Actor Lars Eidinger, actress Kristen Stewart, director Olivier Assayas and actress Nora von Waldstaetten attend the "Personal Shopper" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Adriana Lima attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Petra Nemcova attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
Model Petra Nemcova attends the "Julieta" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
Model Kendall Jenner attends the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US model Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US model Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
French actress / singer and member of the Jury Vanessa Paradis arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US model Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives on May 15, 2016 for the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
A man has been arrested and charged with stalking Kendall Jenner. Photo: Getty
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis attend the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends "The Nice Guys" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends "The Nice Guys" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
French actress Marion Cotillard poses as she leaves following the screening of the film "Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Actors Ryan Gosling and Matt Bomer attend "The Nice Guys" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Actor Russell Crowe, actress Angourie Rice, actor Matt Bomer and actor Ryan Gosling attend "The Nice Guys" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard leaves the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Kendall Jenner attends the "From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)" premiere during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, . (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Vanessa Paradis attends the 'From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis attend Kering Talks Women In Motion At The 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2016 in Cannes. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
Blake Lively attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Actress Blake Lively poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The BFG" (Le Bon Gros Geant) out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini poses on May 13, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Cheryl attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
US actress Blake Lively poses as she arrives on May 13, 2016 for the screening of the film "Ma Loute (Slack Bay)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Blake Lively attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Actress Blake Lively attends the "Slack Bay (Ma Loute)" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Actress Lily-Rose Depp attends the "I, Daniel Blake" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(FromL) French actress Melanie Thierry, French actor Gaspard Ulliel, French director Stephanie Di Giusto, French actress and singer Stephanie Sokolinski aka Soko, French-US actress Lily-Rose Depp and French actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing pose on May 13, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "La Danseuse (The Dancer)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actor George Clooney (L) kisses his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney as they leave on May 12, 2016 the Festival Palace after the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actress Julia Roberts (R) and Irish actress Caitriona Balfe pose on May 12, 2016 before leaving the Festival Palace after the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Irish actress Caitriona Balfe poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Amal Clooney poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actress Julia Roberts poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actress Jessica Chastain poses as she arrives on May 12, 2016 for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
British actress Naomi Watts poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actress Eva Longoria poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Kristen Stewart attends the Vanity Fair And Chanel Dinner during The 69th Cannes Film Festival at Restaurant Tetou on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Chanel)
Blake Lively attends the Vanity Fair And Chanel Dinner during The 69th Cannes Film Festival at Restaurant Tetou on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Chanel)
Caro Daur attends the Magnum Doubles Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Plage Magnum on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon attend the 'Money Monster' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(R - L) Actors Jack O'Connell, actress Caitriona Balfe, producer Jodie Foster, actors Julia Roberts, Dominic West, George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner attends the Magnum Doubles Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Plage Magnum on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Julianne Moore attends the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actresses Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actors Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, producer Jodie Foster, actors Jack O'Connell, George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
Victoria Beckham poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
US actress Eva Longoria poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
Actors Corey Stoll and Blake Lively and Director Woddy Allen attend the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Kirsten Dunst attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Caitriona Balfe attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(fromL) Danish actor and member of the Jury Mads Mikkelsen, French actress / singer and member of the Jury Vanessa Paradis and French director and member of the Jury Arnaud Desplechin pose as they arrive on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Naomi Watts attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
American actress Julianne Moore attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Actress Susan Sarandon attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A guest attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
US actress Anna Kendrick pose as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
Actors Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick attend the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Model Bianca Balti attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The pair sang an acoustic version of Cindi Laup-er's True Colours as they promoted their upcoming animated movie, Trolls.

"We are Anna and Garfunkel," Timberlake joked.

Caitriona Balfe attends the
Caitriona Balfe attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The winner of this year's coveted Palme d'Or award will be chosen by the judging panel of Mad Max director George Miller, Donald Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.

Woody Allen's highly anticipated Cafe Society was the first film screened at the festival yesterday. Starring Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively, it drew lacklustre reviews.

US actress Eva Longoria poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
US actress Eva Longoria poses as she arrives on May 11, 2016 for the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE

The movie, which opens in cinemas this summer, is the latest in a long list of films by Allen to feature an affair between an older man (Steve Carell) and a younger woman (Stewart).

Asked if he would ever consider making a movie about a 50-something woman who gets together with a 20-something man, the actor and director called it "a perfectly valid comic idea".

Actors Corey Stoll and Blake Lively and Director Woddy Allen attend the
Actors Corey Stoll and Blake Lively and Director Woddy Allen attend the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Film fans will also be keen to see Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic tale The BFG.

The star-studded Cannes festival runs until May 22.

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