Cannes 2015 – Day 1

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13 May 2015, Cannes --- Red carpet premiere of 'La Tete Haute' and the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, France. Pictured: Leila Bekhti --- Image by © Splash News/Splash News/Corbis

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This year sees the 68th edition in very summery weather conditions. The mercury was in the late 20s as the photocalls began from mid-morning for some of the big films this year.

Chief among them was the opening film “La Tête Haute”. The eagerly-awaited movie starring veteran beauty Catherine Deneuve. The 71-year-old is one of France’s best-known actresses, having made her cinematic debut back in 1957 as a teenage star in “Les Collégiennes”.

In any case, Deneuve – probably best known for her roles in the 1967 film “Belle du Jour” and the classic 1992 colonial-era “Indochine” – showed that a septuagenarian can still cut quite a style on the red carpet. Dressed in a floor-length black-and-fuchsia long-sleeve gown, complete with a pair of simple black pumps, she wowed the crowds and it was a case of déjà-vu with photographers scrambling to get the best picture, just as they have been doing since the mid-60s.

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