The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival: Day 1
Sacha Baron Cohen As The Dictator Jury Photocall! Opening Night Glamour!
Fashion and film combine in the most prestigious film festival of the year--The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, which showcases top films and invites actors, actresses, celebs, and VIPS from all fields to watch, but not before showcasing their fashion on the red carpet. The festival’s purpose since 1946 is to draw attention to film and celebrate its grandness on a global scale.
Each film festival consists of a jury that decides which films being showcased deserves an award. This year’s festival has a jury that includes a fashionista--actress Diane Kruger--a well-rounded Scottish actor--Ewan MacGregor--and the first fashion designer ever to be included on a Cannes jury. Jean Paul Gaultier is deserving of this honor because his designs have been featured in film, including movies like The Fifth Element. The jury gives out awards that include the Palme d’Or or Golden Palm for the best film of the festival.
The face of this year’s festival is Old Hollywood glamour girl Marilyn Monroe. Since 1983, the festival is held ever year in the Palais de Festivals et des Congres
On the first day of the Cannes Film Festival, Sacha Baron Cohen was up to his antics again when he dressed up as The Dictator and held a press conference outside his hotel. Then he jumped on a camel that was provided for him and rode down the street. The jury also had a photocall and press conference where Diane Kruger was seen in a strappy and pleated Versus number while Gaultier wore a blue button down top.
On opening night, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom opened the festival and actors like Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Edward North made appearances as did Eva Longoria, an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, the official makeup brand of Cannes, who stunned in Marchesa and Jessica Chastain who wowed in Alexander McQueen.