Yesterday evening, the 72nd International Film Festival began in the south of Cannes. Celebrities also showed their luxurious dresses on red carpet.
Festival was introduced by actors Javier Bardem and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Not even this year did it go without criticism from activists.
A tribute to the French director Agnès Varda, who died this March, started off this year's edition of the famous film festival. The opening film was the luxury horror comedy Dead Don't Die by American director Jim Jarmusch.
Viewers will be able to enjoy 21 contest films that will compete for the Golden Palm until Saturday, May 25th. The most anticipated film of the festival is still American director Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He may eventually be criticized as he deals with the murder of the pregnant American actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was brutally killed by Charles Manson's group. Even the Rambo movie fans have their eyes set. Sylvester Stallone himself will bring the first shots to Cannes.
A petition has been created on the Internet, accusing the actor of controversial statements about slapping women, homosexual relationships and migration, accusing him of sexism, racism and homophobia. The legendary French actor Alain Delon is due to take over the Palme d'Or for his lifetime achievement on 19 May.
In non-competition sections, Finnish-Latvian film Dogs Don't Wear Pants with Ester Geisler, who went through a diving course without a breathing apparatus to be able to film, may appear this year.
French-Czech director Artemie Benki brings a luxurious documentary Solo about the pianist Martín to the festival.
In the Cinéfondation section, the student social film One Hundred Twenty-eight Thousand by Prague's FAMU student Ondřej Erban will be screened.
The Classics section for restored films and history will feature the portrait film Forman vs. Forman by directors Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna and also a film by Miloš Forman Loves of a Blonde from 1965.