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Cannes Film Festival opens with Johnny Depp, ‘Jeanne du Barry’ and plenty of Hollywood glamour

The "Jeanne du Barry" Screening & Opening Ceremony red carpet

at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals unfolds drama on and off the screen

as stars opt for French brands like Dior and are adorned by Chopard High Jewellery, one of Festival's main sponsors.


Uma Thurman visits Cannes with her son Levon Roan Thurman Hawke. Both mother and son wore Dior looks.

Uma was dressed in Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri. She wore a Dior Haute Couture pink Rose Des Vents satin dress with a dramatic red satin coat that had meters long tail. Uma adorned her haute couture look with Chopard High Jewellery choker, amtching earrings and a ring. May 16, 2023 in Cannes, France. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Cannes Film Festival red carpet sprang to life Tuesday with the premiere of the Louis XV period drama Jeanne du Barry, with Johnny Depp, as the French Riviera movie pageant launched a star-studded and potentially controversy-rife 76th edition. “Jeanne du Barry” stars Johnny Depp as King Louis XV. The film tells the story of Madame du Barry, who climbs the social ladder in France to eventually became the favorite of King Louis XV, scandalizing the French court. In addition to Depp, the film also stars Maïwenn, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard and Louis Garrel. Throngs of onlookers shouted “Johnny!” as Depp, in purple-hued sunglasses signed autographs and edged back into the spotlight following his explosive trial last year with ex-wife Amber Heard. Jeanne du Barry, directed and co-starring Maïwenn, has been billed as Depp's comeback—as the actor stepped alongside Maïwenn on the red carpet holding hands tightly. The success of this movie is pivotal for Depp and he selects one of the greatest stages in the world to confirm his status, though his prominent presence at Cannes has been hotly debated.

A coterie of stars streamed down Cannes’ famous red carpet for the opening night ceremony, including Brie Larson, Uma Thurman (above), Gong Li, Elle Fanning, Naomi Campbell, Catherine Deneuve (who graces this year’s festival poster) and a blue-haired Helen Mirren, who carried a fan labeled #worthit. During the opening ceremony, Michael Douglas received an honorary Palme d’Or, with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, looking on from the audience. “I'm even older than the festival," said Douglas, 78, after receiving a warm standing ovation.

Beatrice Borromeo was dressed in Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

She wore a Dior Haute Couture black and beige inlay of guipure floral pattern, black sandals and shoulder long earrings. Make up by Dior.

Johnny Depp was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones.

He wore a custom made black wool and mohair double-breasted peak lapel tuxedo, a white cotton wing-tip collar shirt with plastron and jewelry buttons, a black wool and mohair vest and a white silk pocket square. Groomed by Dior. Face of Sauvage fragrance. Image Credit: Dior.

Guan Xiao Tong, Valentino Brand Ambassador . LOOK: Valentino Haute Couture gown form the Le Club Couture Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Chopard High Jewellery stunning ring and necklace with sapphire stone. CREDIT: Valentino/SGPItalia

Huang Lu. LOOK: Valentino dress from the Urban Riviera Fall 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani Locò bag. CREDIT: Valentino/SGPItalia.

LTR: Director Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness - Palme d'Or 2022) was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones. He wore a black wool peak lapel tuxedo, a black silk bow-tie and black leather derbies.

Razane Jammal was dressed in Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Baptiste Giabiconi was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones. He wore a custom "off-the-shoulder" navy wool jacket, a navy wool vest, a second blue tweed vest with matching kilted shorts, black wool socks with CD Diamond embroidery and black leather boots.

Levon Hawke was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones. He wore a midnight blue wool peak lapel Oblique tuxedo, a white cotton wing-tip collar shirt, a midnight blue silk bow-tie and black leather Carlo derbies.

Photocall of the Jury's members: Denis Ménochet was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones. He wore a made-to-measure brown wool peak lapel suit with a matching vest and a classic white cotton shirt. Groomed by Dior; Ruben Östlund was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones. He wore a midnight blue notch lapel suit and black leather derbies.

And also... Anaïs Demoustier, Ludivine Sagnier, Julia Ducournau, Maryam Touzani, India Hair, Alex Riviere, Cocomi, Bulle Ogier, Stéphanie Di Giusto, Naomi Kawase, Melita Toscan-Duplantier, Raya Abirached, are made up by Dior. Raphaël Personnaz, and Jean-Pierre Kalfon, are groomed by Dior.

Thursday May 18th, the young actor Aswan Reid was wearing the Sebline work shirt - Charles's stripe during the photocall of "The new boy", the first movie produced by Cate Blanchett, during the 76th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Actress Kylie Verzosa for The "Jeanne du Barry" Screening & Opening Ceremony red carpet wears Mark Bumgarner

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