Actress Cate Blanchett led the way up the red carpet in Cannes on Tuesday as the film festival's rare majority-female jury opened the 71st movie festival.
It's the first Cannes gathering since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke rocking the movie industry and beyond.
Opening proceedings was the film " Everybody knows".
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz star in the Spanish-language family drama by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.
The film is one of 21, vying for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.
"Everybody Knows" is a kidnap drama which pulls no punches and keeps you guessing throughout.