There was plenty of Baz-razzmatazz as the 66th Cannes Film Festival bowed with a mix of fun, lofty hopes and melancholy that F. Scott Fitzgerald would have appreciated.
In the spirit of opener âThe Great Gatsby,â a troupe of dancers dressed in 1920s-style outfits burst out of a period car and performed a dance on the red carpet.
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Throngs of fans lined the road to the Palais, where the stars of Warner Bros.â âGatsbyâ elicited screams and cheers, and big names glamming it up on the red carpet included Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Fan Bingbing, Ludivine Sagnier, Zhang Ziyi, Walter Salles, Michel Piccoli, Agnes Varda and Roskino CEO Katya Mtsitouridze. Franceâs Minister of Culture Aurelie Filipetti and Venice Film Festival topper Alberto Barbera were also in attendance.