Eva Green dazzles in Saint Laurent at Emilia Perez premiere during Cannes Film Festival

Eva Green dazzles in Saint Laurent at Emilia Perez premiere during Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival is back in full swing.

And on Saturday, the red carpet was rolled out at the famed Palais des FestivalsĀ for the premiere of Emilia Perez.

Eva Green, who is on this year’s jury, made a stunning arrival on the red carpet for the screening of the musical crime comedy set for release on August 28.Ā 

The French actress, 43, who is best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, cut an elegant figure as she stepped out to the glitzy event in Saint Laurent.

Eva wore a large white skirt which she paired with a black double-breasted suede jacket that featured a white flower brooch on the shoulder.Ā 

Eva Green dazzles in Saint Laurent at Emilia Perez premiere during Cannes Film Festival

Eva Green stole the show on SaturdayĀ  at the famed Palais des Festivals for the premiere of Emilia Perez at Cannes Film Festival

The French actress, 43, made a stunning arrival at the annual event, while posing for pictures in a stunning black and white ensembl

The French actress, 43, made a stunning arrival at the annual event, while posing for pictures in a stunning black and white ensembl

The filmā€™s plot follows Rita, a talented lawyer, disillusioned by her firmā€™s focus on winning cases for any client, who gets an unexpected chance at escape.

Notorious cartel leader Manitas hires her for a seemingly outlandish task: to help him leave his criminal empire behind and fulfil a lifelong dream ā€“ to transition and become the woman heā€™s always dreamt of being.

Cannes is the world’s biggest film festival, first conceived in 1939 as an alternative to the then-fascist-influencedĀ Venice Film Festival.

It has been held annually since 1946 except in 1948 and 1950, when it was cancelled due to lack of funds.

The festival is known for its carefully selected programme of films that have gone on to Oscar glory or launched the careers of directors like Quentin Tarantino.

Cannes’ top prize is the Palme d’Or, or Golden Palm, whose past winners include Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Pulp Fiction, The Pianist and Parasite.

Jane Campion became the first female director to win in 1993 with The Piano, followed by a nearly three-decade gap until Julia Ducournau received the award for Titane in 2021.

Eva cut an elegant figure as she stepped out to the glitzy event in Saint Laurent in a large white poodle skirt which she paired with a black double-breasted suede jacket

Eva cut an elegant figure as she stepped out to the glitzy event in Saint Laurent in a large white poodle skirt which she paired with a black double-breasted suede jacket

The smart jacket commanded attention with a stand out white flower brooch on the shoulder making the outfit really pop

The smart jacket commanded attention with a stand out white flower brooch on the shoulder making the outfit really pop

The actress who is best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale had some fun on on the carpet and played up to the cameras pulling faces

The actress who is best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale had some fun on on the carpet and played up to the cameras pulling facesĀ 

She accessorised with an array of rings and a chunky bracelet whilst wearing a stand out red lipstick for makeup

She accessorised with an array of rings and a chunky bracelet whilst wearing a stand out red lipstick for makeup

Selena starring in her hit new film Emilia Perez.Ā The hit film sees Lawyer Rita receive an unexpected offer and has to help a feared cartel boss retired from his business

Selena starring in her hit new film Emilia Perez.Ā The hit film sees Lawyer Rita receive an unexpected offer and has to help a feared cartel boss retired from his businessĀ 

Justine Triet became only the third female director to take the prize last year with Anatomy of a Fall.

There is also an honorary Palme d’Or, which is awarded in recognition of notable bodies of work, with past recipients including Harrison Ford, Jane Fonda and Clint Eastwood.

There are two honorary winners this year: George Lucas of ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ fame, and Japanese animation legend Studio Ghibli, the first group to receive the prize.

Other awards include the Grand Prix, jury prize, best director, best actor, best actress, best screenplay and best short film.

The Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off on Tuesday night as celebrities walked the red carpet into the plush Grand Theatre Lumiere to honour Hollywood actor Meryl Streep before settling in to watch this year’s opening film, The Second Act.

Almost as prestigious as winning the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, is being on the jury that picks the winner.

Artists from around the world who have made a name for themselves in their respective field are picked to sit on the jury, with one member designated as jury president.

This year’s jury president, U.S. director Greta Gerwig, comes to Cannes after the massive success last summer of Barbie.

She is the first female U.S. director to serve as jury president, taking the baton from the head of the 2023 jury, Triangle of Sadness director and two-time Palme d’Or winner, Ruben Ostlund of Sweden.

The breakout star of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Lily Gladstone returns to Cannes after becoming the first Native American woman to be nominated for an Oscar and winning a Golden Globe award for her performance.

One of the writers of the 2014 Palme d’Or-winning film Winter Sleep, Turkish photographer, actor and screenwriter Ebru Ceylan is a familiar face at the festival.

Her first short film, On the Edge, was selected to compete at Cannes in 1998, and she has co-written several movies that were in the main competition line-up, including About Dry Grasses, Three Monkeys and The Wild Pear Tree.

One of the select few women who have starred in a James Bond film, French actor Eva Ā is also on the jury.Ā 

She has an eclectic resume that includes Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, smaller-scale projects like Nocebo and TV series Penny Dreadful.

Jury president Greta Gerwig, second from left, poses with jury members Omar Sy, from left, Lily Gladstone, Nadine Labaki, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Ebru Ceylan, J.A. Bayona, Eva , and Pierfrancesco Favino at the opening festival

Jury president Greta Gerwig, second from left, poses with jury members Omar Sy, from left, Lily Gladstone, Nadine Labaki, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Ebru Ceylan, J.A. Bayona, Eva , and Pierfrancesco Favino at the opening festivalĀ 

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