Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and French-American actress Lily-Rose Depp on Wednesday evening declared the Cannes film festival officially open.
Farhadi told a glittering ceremony in the southern French resort that movie-lovers had "12 days to discover films that make you think about the human condition today. Welcome to the 70th Cannes festival".
Jury members Agnes Jaoui, Jessica Chastain and Will Smith, President of the jury Pedro Almodovar and jury members Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Maren Ade and Paolo Sorrentino and Director of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fremaux
Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hippolyte Girardot, director Arnaud Desplechin, Alba Rohrwacher and Mathieu Amalric
Sara Sampaio and Fawaz Gruosi , CEO of DeGrisogono
Director Asghar Farhadi and Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp
Lara Lieto (R) and Adrien Brody