Star power at the 70th Cannes Film Fes­ti­val

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out -

As­tarry, starry night in­deed! The 70th Cannes Film Fes­ti­val opened on Wed­nes­day with stars such as Will Smith and Mar­ion Cotil­lard. This time, the se­cu­rity mea­sures were tighter than ever at the fes­ti­val. There were ef­forts to re­strict easy ac­cess. Along with more metal de­tec­tors, there was an anti-drone sys­tem as well. This is also the first fes­ti­val held since the truck at­tack in the city of Nice which killed 86 peo­ple June last year.

The night be­gan with Ar­naud De­s­plechin’s Is­mael’s Ghosts, with Mathieu Amal­ric, Char­lotte Gains­bourg and Cotil­lard. While some films were praised, crit­ics weren’t en­am­ored with De­s­plechin’s far­ci­cal, self-ref­er­en­tial drama about a film­maker vis­ited by a long miss­ing ex-wife.

Ac­tor Mon­ica Bel­lucci presided over an open­ing cer­e­mony that in­cluded a slight dig at the best pic­ture en­ve­lope flub that had con­cluded this year’s Acad­emy Awards cer­e­mony. The evening ended with a new en­ve­lope be­ing brought out The in­ter­ac­tion dis­solved into a dance that ended with Bel­lucci kiss­ing Alex Lutz.


Jury mem­bers Jes­sica Chas­tain and Will Smith pose dur­ing the pho­to­call ses­sion Ac­tor Uma Thur­man

Mon­ica Bel­luci greeted ac­tor Alex Lutz

From Right to left: Mathieu Amal­ric, Mar­ion Cotil­lard, Ar­naud De­s­plechin, Char­lotte Gains­bourg and Louis Gar­rel.


Ac­tor Deepika Padukone with (from right) Su­san Saran­don, Julianne Moore and Elle Fan­ning


Ac­tor Lily Rose Depp

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