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Carys Zeta Douglas, from left, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose for photographers upon arrival on the opening ceremony and the premiere of the movie ‘Jeanne du Barry’ on the 76th worldwide movie competition, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, Could 16, 2023. (AP Photograph/Daniel Cole)

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CANNES, France — The Cannes Movie Competition at all times instructions a certain quantity of awe.

The appearances by cinema royalty, the nightly parade of excessive style and the competition’s means to launch filmmakers and movies massive and small onto the worldwide stage all mix to supply an array of eye-catching moments in the course of the 12 days of Cannes.

Because the competition attracts to a detailed Saturday, see a few of its standout moments via the lenses of photographers for The Related Press.

From its first day, the 76th version demonstrated its means to attract consideration, internet hosting Johnny Depp’s return to cinema with the opening night time movie, “Jeanne du Barry.”

Whereas some have been irked by the emphasis on Depp — who advised the AP “I didn’t know what planet I used to be on” throughout his look for the premiere — the competition rapidly turned the highlight onto different stars.

Michael Douglas accepted an honorary Palme d’Or and kisses from his spouse and daughter on the prime of the competition’s famed Palais stairs. Harrison Ford, debuting his final movie as Indiana Jones, additionally accepted an honorary award, choking again tears after a profession spotlight reel was performed.

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited on the crimson carpet on the premiere for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” one of many competition’s most prestigious entries and a return for Scorsese to the French Riviera cinema celebration. Wes Anderson additionally returned, this time joined by Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and the numerous stars of his movie “Asteroid Metropolis.”

Six days after her father’s premiere, Lily-Rose Depp debuted her personal controversial undertaking, the HBO collection “The Idol.” The youthful Depp and costar The Weeknd shined on the crimson carpet and smiled and laughed collectively as photographers snapped away.

The competition runs by itself exact rhythm, with press conferences and daytime photocalls. The French Riviera typically serves as a whimsical backdrop, as when actor Tom Mercer did a handstand for photographers or “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future” actor Ethann Isidore took a leap from a podium.

But the most important consideration grabbers stay the flashy premieres, the place followers crane for even fleeting glimpses of their heroes. Cannes is the place the place stars playfully work together with the cameras and, when the movies cease, awards prognostications start because the applause helps carry films to screens world wide.

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For extra protection of this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition, go to: https://apnews.com/hub/cannes-film-festival



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