Julianne Moore, Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria at 69th Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony

June 27, 2016 13:46 IST 1 of 10
The 69th Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) officially kicked off on Wednesday evening in the southern French sea resort of Cannes. Following the red carpet where the jury and the crew of the opening film were presented to the grand public, the opening ceremony, hosted by French comedian Laurent Lafitte, took place in the Palace of the Festival. This year's opening film was chosen to be Woody Allen's latest film "Cafe Society". Having already opened the festival twice, "Hollywood Ending" in 2002 and "Midnight in Paris" in 2011, Woody Allen has opened three times the festival, according to Xinhua. Credit: Reuters