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The glitz and glamour of Cannes film festival over the decades - in pictures

Jean Cocteau, left, and Jean Marias kiss Michèle Morgan whilst holding their awards at Cannes Film Festival in France on April 8, 1951.
Jean Cocteau, left, and Jean Marias kiss Michèle Morgan whilst holding their awards at Cannes Film Festival in France on April 8, 1951.   -   Copyright  ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP1951
By Joshua Askew  with AP

Cannes is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. 

So far 2022's incarnation of the film festival has drawn much attention for shining a light on French colonialism, as well as allowing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to speak out against Russia's war in Ukraine. 

However, whatever the politics around Cannes may be, there is one thing it always grabs headlines for: glitz and glamour. 

Since its inception in 1946, photographers have eagerly snapped the great and the good of showbusiness as they descend upon the French Riviera city. 

And what has this led to? 

A damn good picture gallery. Take a look at the glitz and glamour of Cannes throughout the decades below.