Drawing a wide spectrum of industry figures, the event aims to resuscitate the cinema industry as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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The first night of the French Riviera spectacular launched the premiere of Annette, a musical starring Driver and Cotillard, and the festival was officially declared open by Bong Joon-ho – who won last year’s Palme d’Or for Parasite – along with director Pedro Almodovar, Foster and Lee, in a mix of Korean, Spanish, French and English.

Cannes is going ahead in much the same way as usual, bringing back the red carpet glamour, but behind the glitz COVID-19 safety measures are in place; festivalgoers are being tested every 48 hours, seated shoulder-to-shoulder, and masked for screenings.

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