Cannes Film Festival: All the glitz and glamour from the red carpet
Published 12/05/2016 | 07:32
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.