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Cannes Film Festival begins: Sonam Kapoor, Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman, Zhang Ziyi, Isla Fisher on red carpet

Filed by Lucire staff/May 16, 2013/1.17

Updated with videos on May 16, 2013, 12.21 p.m. GMT and May 23, 2013, 2.01 p.m. GMT

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Top celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cara Delevingne, Sonam Kapoor, Lana Del Rey, Nicole Kidman, Zhang Ziyi, Georgia May Jagger, supermodel Cindy Crawford, Fan Bingbing, Inès de La Fressange, Isla Fisher, singer Florence Welch, designer Jean-Claude Jitrois, Freida Pinto, Ludivine Sagnier, Julianne Moore, Bai Ling, Lady Victoria Hervey, Phoebe Price, Lorie, Paz Vega, Frédérique Bel, Elizabeth Debicki, Zhang Yuqi, Mallika Sherawat, Josephine Jobert, Tanya Dziahileva, Vahina Giocante, Aurelie Filippetti, Clotilde Courau, Michel Piccoli, and Hayley Roberts and David Hasselhoff—the Hoff himself—attended the 66th Cannes Film Festival opening gala at the Théâtre Lumière.
   Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux, meanwhile, hosted the Festival de Cannes’ opening dinner, with award-winning chefs Anne-Sophie Pic (three Michelin stars) and Bruno Oger (two Michelin stars) at the Electrolux Agora Pavilion for the third consecutive year, treating guests to a four-course meal.
   The 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was the first film to kick off the events at Cannes. The movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars DiCaprio and Fisher.
   It is one of 20 films in contention for the Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, competing with Behind the Candelabra, a bio-pic about Liberace, and Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling, among others.
   The 2013 jury is headed by Steven Spielberg and includes Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz.

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