The 66th Cannes Film Festival would be dull if not for the presence of celebrities from around the world who walked the red carpet in glamorous designer outfits.
Several celebrities from entertainment industry - actors, singers and models - have hit the red carpet at Cannes ever since the film festival kicked off on Wednesday.
A few female celebrities have caught the eyes of the onlookers at the red carpet with their glamorous outfits. Nicole Kidman, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Eva Longoria, Marion Cotillard, Paz Vega, Cheryl Cole, Mallika Sherawat, Rosario Dawson, Doutzen Kroes, Sonam Kapoor, Emma Watson, Lea Seydoux and Frederique Bel are some of the female celebrities who turned the heads of the people who attended the film festival.
The Cannes Film Festival 2013 started on 15 May with the screening of Baz Luhrmann's film, "The Great Gatsby", a 3D romantic film which is an adaptation of F Scot Fitzgerald's novel with the same name, and will conclude on 26 May.
There are 19 films in the competition for the top prize, the Palme d'Or. The films are - "A Chateau in Italy", "Inside Llewyn Davis", "Michael Kohlhaas", "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)", "Heli", "The Past", "The Immigrant", "Grigris", "A Touch of Sin", "Like Father, Like Son", "The Life of Adele", "Shield of Straw", "Young and Pretty", "Nebraska", "Venus in Fur", "Behind the Candelabra", "The Great Beauty, "Borgman", and "Only God Forgives".
The prestigious Palme d'Or award will be announced at the festival presided over by American director Steven Spielberg and hosted by French actress Audrey Tautou.
The jury includes Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, French actress Ludivine Sagnier, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.
The Cannes Film Festival will also celebrate the 100th year of Indian cinema with a special screening of the film, "Bombay Talkies" by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. Satyajit Ray's 1964 classic, "Charulata" will also be screened at the film fest.