In Cannes, took place the opening ceremony of the 68th Film Festival.
Last night, in front of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, gathered spectators and photographers: on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival opening one by one appeared all most famous celebrities. The festival opened with the premiere of Emmanuelle Bercot “La tête haute”, the main role being played by Catherine Deneuve. It is not the first time Bercot brings her work in Cannes: the director has three “Palme d’Or” – the jury prize and the victory in student films competition. However, Bercot had the honor to open the festival for the first time. Moreover, for the first time in the film festival’s opening history was the work of a female director.
Among the first to come to the ceremony was the actress Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied. Portman brought to the festival her debut director’s work, the drama “A Tale of Love and Darkness”.
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman
Of course, one of the main stars of the opening were the jury members, among which were the filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Xavier Dolan, the composer from Mali – Rokia Traoré , the actor Jake Gyllenhaal, the actress Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, and the Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.
Sienna Miller and Xavier Dolan
Jake Gyllenhaal and Sophie Marceau
The International Cannes 2015 Film Festival will last until May 24. In the main competition program of the festival are presented 19 films, including the drama “The Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts, “Carol” with Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett and many others.