Cannes Film Festival 2024: LIVE- Celebrating gloabal cinema and witnessing some iconic red carpet looks

The 77th Cannes Film Festival began in the south of France on Tuesday, May 14, and is set to continue until Saturday, May 25. Here is your daily dosage of live updates.

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The 2024 Cannes Film Festival has officially commenced, marking a significant celebration of global cinema. The 77th Cannes Film Festival began in the south of France on Tuesday, May 14, and is set to continue until Saturday, May 25. As for the Bollywood stars we can have our eyes set for the divas- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kiara Advani, Sobhita Dhulipala and others. 

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Thursday,May 16, 2024 12:13 PM GMT-06:00

Viraj Ghelani's Cannes Diaries

Viraj Ghelani kicked off his first day at Cannes with an incredible experience, thanks to an opportunity provided by @warnerbrosindia. He attended the screening of "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga," rubbing shoulders with the film's stars, Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylorjoy. The movie is set to hit cinemas in India on May 23rd. Viraj shared that this remarkable screening was the perfect start to his trip, marking an unforgettable beginning to his Cannes adventure.

Thursday,May 16, 2024 12:06 PM GMT-06:00

Ankush Bahuguna's Day 1 look for Cannes

Ankush Bahuguna shared an exciting glimpse of his Day 1 look at #Cannes2024, showcasing his ensemble that beautifully blends Indian heritage with contemporary fashion. The outfit, designed by @toraniofficial, celebrates Indian culture in a modern context. Ankush expressed his admiration for the designer, Karan Torani, noting how inspiring it is to see him evolve and express his love for his roots through his creations. For his Cannes debut, Ankush chose a young heritage look with a modern twist, highlighted by his striking OmBrows. He emphasized the importance of self-expression and how beauty is a reflection of one's true self. Ankush's post celebrated men embracing their authentic selves through makeup, fashion, or any form of art, asserting that these expressions do not diminish one's masculinity. 

Thursday,May 16, 2024 11:56 AM GMT-06:00

Rajpal Yadav makes a striking debut at Cannes

Rajpal Yadav was thrilled to share his pictures from the Cannes Film Festival 2024. Known for his comedic talent, the actor made his debut at this prestigious international event. He posted photos with the director of his film, Kaam Chaalu Hai, from the French Riviera and expressed his excitement.

On his Instagram, Rajpal shared a series of pictures from Cannes, where he is getting ready for interviews. He looked sharp in a brown blazer and matching trousers, captioning the post "Cannes Diaries 2024." In another post, he was seen posing with filmmaker Palaash, dressed in a black blazer and blue trousers, with the caption, "Arrived at Cannes 2024."

Kaam Chaalu Hai is inspired by a real-life story. Rajpal plays Manoj Patil, a man who decides to take action after losing his daughter in a road accident. The film will be available for streaming on ZEE5 starting May 19.

Thursday,May 16, 2024 06:09 AM GMT-06:00

Kiara Advani jets off to Cannes

Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani is set to make a dazzling debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The actress will be representing India at the Red Sea Film Foundation’s Women in Cinema Gala Dinner, an event that has her fans buzzing with excitement.

Early Thursday morning, Kiara was spotted at the airport, making a stylish statement as she headed to the prestigious event in Cannes. In a video shared by paparazzi, Kiara stepped out of her car exuding elegance and charm. She opted for a pastel-themed look, wearing a beige over-coat on a white t-shirt. She paired this with matching pants and shoes, accessorizing with a chic handbag and stylish sunglasses. Her hair was neatly tied in a bun, completing her sophisticated airport look.

Kiara's participation in the Women in Cinema Gala Dinner highlights India's growing presence in global cinema. The event, hosted by Vanity Fair, celebrates six talented women from around the world and acknowledges their significant contributions to the entertainment industry.

In addition to attending the gala, Kiara will also participate in a panel discussion at the Red Sea International Film Festival, as reported by Variety. Scheduled to take place at La Plage Des Palmes on May 18, 2024, the discussion will focus on global incentives and filming, providing valuable insights into the film industry.

Thursday,May 16, 2024 05:50 AM GMT-06:00

Sobhita Dhulipa heads for Cannes 2024


Sobhita Dhulipala is all set to make a grand entrance at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. The prestigious event has already kicked off in Cannes, France, and excitement is in the air as celebrities from around the world gather for this iconic celebration of cinema.

Early Thursday morning, Sobhita Dhulipala was also spotted heading to Cannes, looking every bit the fashion icon. At the airport, Sobhita stunned in a chic yet simple outfit. She wore a black top with a stylish jacket over it, paired with denim pants. Her open hair and minimal makeup highlighted her natural beauty, and she accessorized with a sleek black handbag. The actress carried a book, AirPods, and her mobile phone, posing graciously for the paparazzi with a warm smile.

Sobhita is making her debut at Cannes this year, representing an ice cream brand. In addition to her red carpet appearance, she will attend an exclusive party and lounge hosted by a renowned brand, where she will rub shoulders with international stars like Troye Sivan and Mura Masa. Fans are eagerly waiting to see her on the red carpet, expecting her to serve major fashion goals.

Reflecting on her upcoming debut, Sobhita mentioned that her appearance at Cannes will be a perfect blend of fashion, film, and flavor, creating memorable moments that she will cherish forever. 

Thursday,May 16, 2024 05:15 AM GMT-06:00

Chris Hemsworth's 'Furiosa' receives a standing ovation

The much-anticipated Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, starring Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy, premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2024. Directed by George Miller, the film received an overwhelming response, with a 7-minute standing ovation from the audience at the Grand Lumiere Theatre.

Furiosa delves into the character's backstory originally portrayed by Charlize Theron in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the young Furiosa, while Chris Hemsworth plays a menacing warlord, bringing a new level of intensity to the franchise. Set a decade before the events of Fury Road, the prequel promises high-octane action and compelling storytelling.

The premiere of Furiosa was a star-studded affair, with Anya Taylor-Joy dazzling in a champagne-colored Dior ball gown, complemented by elegant Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Chris Hemsworth, in his signature style, opted for a sleek look with black trousers and a white jacket, albeit with a slight deviation from the Cannes dress code by skipping the tie. The actors, along with director George Miller, were seen engaging with fans, taking selfies, and basking in the warm reception, adding a touch of glamour to the event.

The film has been hailed as a triumph by critics, with particular praise for Hemsworth's performance. Viewers were captivated by the gripping action sequences and the depth of the characters. Baz Luhrmann, director of Elvis, was also present and warmly embraced George Miller in a show of support.

Wednesday,May 15, 2024 11:29 AM GMT-06:00

Urvashi Rautela keeps it chic at the Cannes Film Festival day 1

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Actress and model Urvashi Rautela made heads turn at the Cannes Film Festival as she graced the red carpet in a stunning hot pink corset dress adorned with fluffy sheer details on the shoulders. The dress featured a daring thigh-high slit, adding a touch of allure to her ensemble. Completing her look, Rautela accessorized with a matching studded headpiece and lace gloves extending to her forearms. This wasn't Rautela's first appearance at Cannes; she had previously attended the prestigious event in 2022 and 2023.

For her debut at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Rautela opted for a mesmerizing snow-white Tony Ward Couture gown. The off-shoulder ruffled gown with a long train exuded an aura of elegance, making her resemble a real-life Disney princess. In 2023, Rautela graced the red carpet on four occasions, leaving a lasting impression with each outfit. One of her most memorable looks featured a vibrant hot pink ruffled gown accessorized with an alligator necklace and earrings. Another striking ensemble she wore was a form-fitting green dress adorned with feather-like details, reminiscent of the iconic character Maleficent.

Wednesday,May 15, 2024 05:26 AM GMT-06:00

Jury members for the Cannes Festival - Greta Gerwig being the president


The 2024 Cannes Film Festival will feature a nine-member jury, presided over by Greta Gerwig. Renowned for her directorial achievement with 'Barbie', Gerwig makes history as the first female American director to lead the Cannes jury.

Among the distinguished jury members are Lily Gladstone, celebrated for her performance in 'Killers of the Flower Moon', and Ebru Ceylan, co-writer of the Palme d'Or-winning film 'Winter Sleep'. Greta Gerwig, following the immense success of 'Barbie', steps into the role of jury president, succeeding Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, the acclaimed filmmaker of 'Triangle of Sadness' and a two-time Palme d'Or recipient.

Wednesday,May 15, 2024 05:26 AM GMT-06:00

Deepti Sadhwani takes over the red carpet with record-breaking longest trail

Deepti Sadhwani attended the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes International Film Festival on May 14, 2024, at the Palais des Festivals. She was present for the premiere of the feature film 'Le Deuxième Acte' (The Second Act). The actress also managed to make a record for the longest trail of her gown. She opted for a sun-yellow hued gown with a furry texture giving off the marigold vibes with her extended caped-trail.  

Wednesday,May 15, 2024 05:08 AM GMT-06:00

Meryl Streep receives the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2024

This year, the prestigious event was illuminated by the presence of Hollywood luminary Meryl Streep, who was honored with an honorary Palme d'Or on May 14. The accolade was a testament to her illustrious career and profound impact on the film industry.

Meryl Streep received a heartfelt and enthusiastic two-minute standing ovation from the audience, a moment that visibly moved the seasoned actress. In a lighthearted gesture, she initially feigned an exit from the stage but then returned to revel in the applause, even breaking into a dance. During her acceptance speech, Streep reflected on her career, admitting that she once believed it was nearing its end when she turned 40.

The award was presented by esteemed French actress Juliette Binoche, who delivered a touching tribute to Streep. Overcome with emotion, Binoche remarked on the unique presence Streep brings to the screen, saying, "When I see you on the screen, I don't see you... Where does it come from? Were you born like this? I don't know, but there's a believer in you; a believer that allows me to believe." Binoche went on to describe Streep as an "international treasure," praising her transformative influence on the world of cinema.

As Streep watched clips of her prolific career, she mused on the passage of time, likening it to "looking out the window of a bullet train, watching my youth fly into my middle age, right onto where I am standing on this stage tonight. So many faces and so many places that I remember." This poignant reflection added a layer of nostalgia to the evening, underscoring the deep connections and memories woven through Streep's expansive body of work.

The opening of the Cannes Film Festival 2024 was thus not only a celebration of current cinematic achievements but also a heartfelt homage to one of the industry's most revered figures, marking another historic moment in the festival's storied legacy.

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