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Video: Thurman, DiCaprio and others help raise millions for AIDS at Cannes gala

© FRANCE 24 (screengrab) | Uma Thurman arrives at the amfAR charity gala in Cannes on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Video by Aurore Cloe DUPUIS , Catherine NICHOLSON

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-05-21

AIDS research projects are getting a multimillion-euro boost thanks to some of the celebrities at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Famous faces including Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman and Katy Perry were among the hundreds of well-known names who helped raise over 25 million euros at a gala by American charitable foundation amfAR on Thursday night.

The tickets alone cost more than 11,000 euros each.

Some participants even went home with their own Damien Hirst artwork, million-dollar designer wardrobe items and other lots sold at the event's charity auction.

Catherine Nicholson and Aurore Dupuis joined the red carpet fray to find out what makes this party the hottest ticket of the Cannes Film Festival.

To watch FRANCE 24’s full report, click on the video player above.

Date created : 2016-05-20

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