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Hollywood stars descend at Cannes Film Festival

Last updated on: May 11, 2011 18:42 IST

Hollywood stars descend at Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes Film Festival -- that takes place every year at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France -- has begun.

And just like every year, eminent film personalities from around the world have started trickling in to be a part of this extravaganza, which is in its 64th year. Here's a look at some of the Hollywood faces that made it to day one:

Rachel McAdams

The Canadian actress, who stars in Woody Allen's new film Midnight In Paris, looks regal in a white dress as she poses during a photocall for the film.


Image: Rachel McAdams
Photographs: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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The maverick and his entourage

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Director Woody Allen poses with the cast of his film Midnight in Paris for an official photocall. The film is scheduled to open the film fest and will be screened at the Lumi reTheatre in the presence of the jury.

The film is a romantic comedy shot in the French capital and brings together a broad international cast.


Image: Owen Wilson, Lea Seydoux , Woody Allen, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Adrien Brody

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Top notch

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Actors Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, who lend their voices to central characters in animation flick Puss In Boots, pose atop giant boots for a beachfront photocall for the film at the film festival.

Image: Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas
Photographs: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Dis-arming fans

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The co-stars entertained their fans with antics on the red carpet.

Image: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek

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We've got the moves!

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The film fest got a sneak preview of the still-in-progress movie when Dreamworks screened 40 minutes of the film today.

Image: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek

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Sealed with a kiss

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Antonio plants a peck on his co-star as they walk down the red carpet.

Image: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek

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Just for laughs

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Jury members Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman share a light moment.

Image: Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman
Photographs: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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Show of hands

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Robert De Niro, who's also the president of the jury this year, waves as he stands on a balcony next to jury members Jude Law and Uma Thurman at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes.

Image: Jude Law, Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman

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British heartthrob in the house

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Jude Law arrives by car at the Matinez Hotel in Cannes.

Image: Jude Law
Photographs: REUTERS/Yves Herman
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