Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. - Photos and text by Agencies

French actress and mistress of ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival, Audrey Tautou poses on May 14, 2013 during a photocall in Cannes on the eve of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
French actress and mistress of ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival, Audrey Tautou poses on May 14, 2013 during a photocall in Cannes on the eve of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Visitors wait to enter in the Festival Palace covered by a giant canvas of the official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
Visitors wait to enter in the Festival Palace covered by a giant canvas of the official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
Visitors enter the Film Market business area where movie production companies meet clients at the Festival Palace before the start of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
Visitors enter the Film Market business area where movie production companies meet clients at the Festival Palace before the start of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
(From L) Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, British actress Carey Mulligan, US actor Tobey Maguire, US actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, US producer Lucy Fisher, US 

producer Douglas Wick, British actress Isla Fisher and Australian actor Joel Edgerton pose on May 15, 2013, during a photocall for Australian director Baz Luhrmann's film “The Great Gatsby” ahead of the 

opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013 in Cannes.
(From L) Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, British actress Carey Mulligan, US actor Tobey Maguire, US actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, US producer Lucy Fisher, US producer Douglas Wick, British actress Isla Fisher and Australian actor Joel Edgerton pose on May 15, 2013, during a photocall for Australian director Baz Luhrmann's film “The Great Gatsby” ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013 in Cannes.
(From L) British director Lynne Ramsay, Taiwanese director Ang Lee, US director and President of the Feature Film Jury Steven Spielberg, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, French actor Daniel Auteuil, Indian actress Vidya Balan, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu pose on May 15, 2013, during a photocall of the Feature Film Jury ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013 in Cannes.
(From L) British director Lynne Ramsay, Taiwanese director Ang Lee, US director and President of the Feature Film Jury Steven Spielberg, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, French actor Daniel Auteuil, Indian actress Vidya Balan, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu pose on May 15, 2013, during a photocall of the Feature Film Jury ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013 in Cannes.
Fans wait for Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan before the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
Fans wait for Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan before the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 15, 2013.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Great Gatsby" ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.—Photo by AFP
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Great Gatsby" ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.—Photo by AFP
U.S. singer Lana Del Rey poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
U.S. singer Lana Del Rey poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
Actress and host Audrey Tautou, left, presents director and jury president Steven Spielberg, centre, and actress Nicole Kidman during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.—Photo by AP
Actress and host Audrey Tautou, left, presents director and jury president Steven Spielberg, centre, and actress Nicole Kidman during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.—Photo by AP
Model Cara Delevingne poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
Model Cara Delevingne poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
From left, actress and host Audrey Tautou, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, director and jury president Steven Spielberg, actors Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteuil and Vidya Balan acknowledge applause during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.—Photo by AP
From left, actress and host Audrey Tautou, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, director and jury president Steven Spielberg, actors Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteuil and Vidya Balan acknowledge applause during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.—Photo by AP
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (R) kisses Mistress of Ceremony actress Tautou during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (R) kisses Mistress of Ceremony actress Tautou during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26.—Photo by Reuters
US model Cindy Crawford (R) and Eva Cavalli, wife of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli arrive for the screening of the film "The Great Gatsby" ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.—Photo by AFP
US model Cindy Crawford (R) and Eva Cavalli, wife of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli arrive for the screening of the film "The Great Gatsby" ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.—Photo by AFP

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