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Colin flies Irish flag at Cannes as Cheryl stuns on red carpet

Colin Farrell is no longer a Cannes Film Festival virgin.

The actor arrived in the French town for the first time with The Lobster, a decidedly unusual film about single people who have less than two months to find a mate or face being turned into an animal and released into the woods.

Despite being in dozens of films over the past two decades, Farrell told a press conference that he had never come before - and he didn't exactly make the most of his inaugural visit.

"I wouldn't mind being here a little bit longer," he said.

Farrell shot the movie, in which he stars with Rachel Weisz, in his Ireland - a bonus for the Dubliner.

"Everything about this experience was really, really particular for me," he said. "The writing, the cast and the experience in the location we were shooting in."

"It's one of the most beautiful parts of the world," he added.

The Lobster is competing for the Palme D'or at the festival.

Meanwhile, TV3's Lisa Cannon has been rubbing shoulder's with Hollywood's elite - including Woody Allen.

The bubbly Xpose presenter, who studied film in college, met up with the legendary director as he promoted his new film Irrational Man, which stars Jaoquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini grabbed everyone's attention when she showed up for the premiere in a stunning dress by Ralph and Russo.