After the cancellation of the 2020 edition and the reduction of the collection last year, the Cannes Film Festival has laid the red carpet, the organizers hope that it will be a fully revived spectacular event on the French Riviera.
Dressed in formal stars such as Eva Longoria, they sailed on the famous red carpet in Cannes on Tuesday ahead of the opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and the premiere of Michelle Hazanavičius ’zombie comedy Final Cut.
Over the next 12 days, 21 films will compete for the prestigious top award of the Palme d’Or Festival, while several high-profile Hollywood titles, including Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis and Three Thousand Years of Longing, will also be screened in Cannes .
After last year required regular testing for COVID-19 and masks in cinemas – and no kisses on the red carpet – Cannes has largely abandoned pandemic protocols.
Masks are recommended for use, but they are rarely worn.
“Everyone wanted to come to Cannes this year,” said Thierry Fremo, the festival’s artistic director.
– Everyone wanted to meet again.
This year’s Cannes officially begins Tuesday night with the opening ceremony, which precedes the premiere of Final Cut, which was renamed from the original name Z, after Ukrainian protesters noted that the letter Z for some symbolizes support for Russia’s war in Ukraine.
It is expected that the war in Ukraine will be regularly present in Cannes.
The festival banned Russians who have ties to the government.
Several films by well-known Ukrainian directors are being released, including Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary “Natural History of Destruction.”
Footage shot by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius before the murder in Mariupol in April will also be shown by his fiancée Anna Bilobrova.
A jury to award the Palme d’Or was opened in Cannes on Tuesday.
French actor Vincent Lindane heads the jury, which includes Deepika Padukon, Rebecca Hall, Asgar Farhadi, Trinka, Laj Lee, Numi Rapas, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier.