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25 April 2024

Oscar-winner Farhadi, Lily-Rose Depp declare Cannes festival open


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".

Uma Thurman

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