CANNES Photos: See the festival’s last elegance, hilarity, and reunion 2023

During the 12 days of Cannes, the appearances of cinema aristocracy, the nightly parade of high fashion, and the festival’s ability to launch filmmakers and films of all sizes onto the global stage combine to create a variety of eye-catching moments.

As the festival comes to a close on Saturday, take a look at some of its most memorable images as captured by Associated Press photographers.

The opening night film, “Jeanne du Barry,” featured Johnny Depp’s return to the silver screen, demonstrating the 76th edition’s capacity to attract attention.

While some were irritated by the festival’s focus on Johnny Depp, who told the Associated Press, “I didn’t know what planet I was on” during his appearance for the premiere, the festival soon shifted its attention to other performers.

Always inspiring astonishment is the Cannes Film Festival.

Michael Douglas accepted an honorary Palme d’Or and embraces from his wife and daughter at the summit of the famous Palais steps during the Cannes Film Festival. Harrison Ford, who debuted his final film as Indiana Jones, also accepted an honorary award while holding back emotions following a career highlight reel.

Scorsese, De Niro, and DiCaprio reunited on the red carpet at the premiere of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” one of the festival’s most prestigious entries and Scorsese’s return to the French Riviera film festival. Wes Anderson also returned, this time with Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and many other actors from his film “Asteroid City.”

Six days after the première of her father’s film, Lily-Rose Depp debuted her own controversial endeavor, the HBO series “The Idol.” The younger Depp and co-star The Weeknd shone on the red carpet while smiling and laughing with photographers.

With press conferences and daytime photocalls, the festival follows its own rhythm. As when actor Tom Mercer did a handstand for photographers or “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” actor Ethann Isidore jumped off a podium while filming on the French Riviera.

Yet, the premieres continue to be the greatest attention-getters, as fans strain to catch even transient glimpses of their idols. Cannes is where stars interact with the cameras in a playful manner, and when the films end, the awards predictions commence as the applause carries films to screens around the globe.

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