76th Cannes Film Festival kicked off in France with the premiere of the period drama Jeanne Du Barry. Johnny Depp has played French King Louis XV. During the opening ceremony, Michael Douglas received an honorary Palme d'Or. Douglas and Catherine Deneuve officially declared open the French Riviera festival that will continue over the next 12 days.
1 film, 1 #Photocall : JEANNE DU BARRY by MAÏWENN #Cannes2023 #HorsCompétition #OutOfCompetition pic.twitter.com/KrSbGWrbmM— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 17, 2023
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. Cannes is among the world’s most glamorous film festivals, attracting movie stars, billionaires, industry executives, paparazzi and fans to the French Riviera to attend premieres and haggle for worldwide movie rights at the concurrent film market.Various actors streamed down Cannes' famous red carpet for the opening night ceremony, including Brie Larson, Uma Thurman, Gong Li, Elle Fanning, Catherine Deneuve and a blue-haired Helen Mirren. Some big-budget films, including James Mangold's “Indiana Jones and the Dial of the Destiny" and Martin Scorsese's “Killers of the Flower Moon" are lined up at the Cannes festival.
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