Stars come out on eve of Cannes opening
CANNES, France (AFP) - Cannes on Tuesday rolled out the red carpet for Steven Spielberg, head of this year's film festival jury, with the legendary movie-maker dining with his fellow judges on the eve of the 12-day Riviera movie fest.
Spielberg, who arrived mid-afternoon at his seafront hotel, was meeting jury members including Nicole Kidman, Lee Ang and Christoph Waltz at a two Michelin star restaurant for a meal prepared by top chef Christian Sinicropi.
Audrey Tautou, the host of Wednesday's opening ceremony, took part in her first photo call, looking demure in a yellow floral-patterned summer dress. Famously self-effacing, the French actress was catapulted to international stardom in 2001 with the surprise global success Amelie.
Tautou said she discovered she had been chosen as the maitresse de ceremonies by text message.