Wes Anderson will open the festival with the world premiere of his latest film Moonrise Kingdom on May 16, while eagerly-awaited films such as Lawless, The Paperboy and Killing Them Softly will all be unveiled during the 12-day film event.
Digital Spy will be bringing you all the latest celebrity and red carpet photos from the Cannes Film Festival in the gallery below. Make sure to keep checking back as we update the pictures throughout the event.
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