Zoe Saldana stuns in elegant black and rose gown at Emilia Perez Cannes Film Festival premiere

Zoe Saldana stuns in elegant black and rose gown at Emilia Perez Cannes Film Festival premiere

Zoe Saldana cut a glamorous figure on Saturday as she graced the Emilia Perez red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. 

The Avatar actress, 45, looked nothing short of sensational as she wore a black floor-length gown which boasted a long train. 

The stylish ensemble featured a bandeau neckline, a low-back and the rose coloured train which came complete with large bows at the waist and legs. 

Zoe further accessorised the ensemble with a gold-toned choker necklace and a large bangle to match. 

To finish off the chic look, Zoe styled her locks up in a slicked back bun and opted for a flawless palette of makeup which enhanced her natural beauty. 

Zoe Saldana stuns in elegant black and rose gown at Emilia Perez Cannes Film Festival premiere

Zoe Saldana cut a glamorous figure in a black and rose gown on Saturday as she graced the Emilia Perez red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

The Avatar actress, 45, looked nothing short of sensational as she wore a black floor-length gown which boasted a long train

The Avatar actress, 45, looked nothing short of sensational as she wore a black floor-length gown which boasted a long train

The star – who plays overqualified lawyer Rita in the musical crime comedy film – was also joined on the red carpet by co-stars Selena Gomez, 31, and Édgar Ramírez, 47.

The leading lady of the new film looked chic as ever as she stepped out in a black gown which featured an elegant white neckline wrapped around her shoulders. 

Meanwhile, Edgar looked incredibly dapper in a white blazer as he posed up a storm on the red carpet. 

The actor teamed the blazer with a satin shirt and some black trousers to match. 

Emilia Perez is a musical crime comedy film written and directed by French film director Jacques Audiard, 72. 

Spanish actress Karla Sofía Gascón plays the lead role in the film which also features the likes of Selena, Zoe, and Édgar. 

The film’s plot follows Rita, a talented lawyer, disillusioned by her firm’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 – to transition and become the woman he’s always dreamt of being. 

The stylish ensemble featured a bandeau neckline, a low-back and the rose coloured train which came complete with large bows at the waist and legs

The stylish ensemble featured a bandeau neckline, a low-back and the rose coloured train which came complete with large bows at the waist and legs

The beauty further accessorised the ensemble with a gold-toned choker necklace and a large bangle to match

The beauty further accessorised the ensemble with a gold-toned choker necklace and a large bangle to match

The star - who plays overqualified lawyer Rita in the musical crime comedy film - was also joined on the red carpet by co-stars Selena Gomez, 31, (left) and Édgar Ramírez, 47, (centre)

The star – who plays overqualified lawyer Rita in the musical crime comedy film – was also joined on the red carpet by co-stars Selena Gomez, 31, (left) and Édgar Ramírez, 47, (centre) 

Emilia Perez is scheduled to be theatrically released in France on August 28. 

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

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.

Selena stepped out in a black gown which featured an elegant white neckline while Edgar and director Jacques Audiard, 72, (second from right) cut a dapper figure

Selena stepped out in a black gown which featured an elegant white neckline while Edgar and director Jacques Audiard, 72, (second from right) cut a dapper figure 

The film’s plot follows Rita, a talented lawyer, disillusioned by her firm’s focus on winning cases for any client, who gets an unexpected chance at escape (Selena pictured in the film)

The film’s plot follows Rita, a talented lawyer, disillusioned by her firm’s focus on winning cases for any client, who gets an unexpected chance at escape (Selena pictured in the film)

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 Green, 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 Green, and Pierfrancesco Favino at the opening festival 

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