Cannes Film Festival 2017 (Day 1) – Opening Ceremony

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The world`s most glamorous film festival has started today in the picturesque seaside city of Cannes on the French Riviera.

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 17th to 28th May 2017.

For its 70th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes has prepared 12 days of celebrations of all kinds.

From the Opening Ceremony to the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 18th, both emceed by Italian actress Monica Bellucci, the Festival will celebrate its 70th edition by initiating brand new tailor-made events and inviting numerous stars and personalities.

Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar has been selected as the President of the Jury for the festival. The film “Ismael’s Ghosts” directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, has been selected as the opening film for the festival.

SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

This year`s official poster of the festival was revealed featuring Italian actress Claudia Cardinale.

Alongside the President of the Jury, Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar, this year the Jury members include German film director Maren Ade, American actress Jessica Chastain,American actor Will Smith, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino, French actress and film director Agnès Jaoui, South Korean film director Park Chan-wook and French-Lebanese composer Gabriel Yared.

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Monica Bellucci at the ‘Une Histoire Italienne’ photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 19 , 2008 in Cannes, France.


Check out the sizzling red carpet gallery of this year`s Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony…

Jury members Gabriel Yared, Jessica Chastain, Park Chan-wook, Agnes Jaoui and Will Smith, President of the jury Pedro Almodovar and jury members Fan Bingbing, Maren Ade and Paolo Sorrentino attend the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France.

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Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing walked the red carpet for the screening of the film ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ (Les Fantomes d’Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on 17th May 2017. The 35-year old shined in Elie Saab Couture blue gown from their Spring 2017 Couture collection.

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Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci stands on stage on May 17, 2017 during of the Opening Ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. The 52-year-old beauty stole the show dressed in Christian Dior vintage off the shoulders black gown and completed the look with diamond necklace and retro waves hairstyle.
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American model Bella Hadid attended the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 20-year-old Dior ambassador shined in custom made Alexandre Vauthier Couture strapless gown and completed the look with diamond necklace. She was accompanied by her father Mohamed Hadid.
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British actress Naomie Harris was also at the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 40-year-old exuded elegance dressed in Gucci colorful chiffon gown from their Fall 2016 collection and accessorized with Atelier Swarovski diamond jewelry.
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American actress and one of the Jury members Jessica Chastain was all smiles at the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 40-year-old looked stunning in Alexander McQueen strapless gown with embroidered details and velvet bodice.

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American actress Uma Thurman was also at the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 47-year-old Un Certain Regard jury president was dressed in Atelier Versace form fitted blush color gown from their Fall 2016 collection.

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American actress Julianne Moore was all smiles at the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 56-year-old L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador vowed in Givenchy Couture scarlet gown and accessorized with Chopard earrings. She also posed with Susan Sarandon.

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Fawaz Gruosi, the founder of de GRISOGONO jewelry and model Sara Sampaio walked the red carpet together at the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 25-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel exuded elegance in Zuhair Murad Couture red gown with plunging neckline from the Spring 2017 collection.

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American actress Robin Wright went all glam at the red carpet for the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d’Ismael)” screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 51-year-old star of “House of Cards” showed off her enviable figure in Saint Laurent crystal-embellished mini dress from their Fall 2017 collection and finished off the look with pointed heels.

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French screen siren Marion Cotillard attended the Opening Gala dinner during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. The 41-year-old showed off her post-baby figure in Chanel golden embellished dress from their latest Resort 2018 collection and a pair of strap sandals.

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