Cannes Film Festival 2021: Red carpet glamour returns as stars including Bella Hadid and Helen Mirren attend opening night | Ents & Arts News

A-list stars have hit the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the first time in more than two years.

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

Dame Helen Mirren, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Bella Hadid, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Spike Lee, Jodie Foster and Candice Swanepoel were among the stars pictured at the opening of the festival on Tuesday.

Cannes jury members Kang-Ho Song, from left, Tahar Rahim, Mylene Farmer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Spike Lee, Melanie Laurent, Jessica Hausner, Kleber Mendonca Filho and Mati Diop pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Annette' and the opening ceremony of the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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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.

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