In pictures: Stellar French cast shine at 'Slack Bay' debut

French actress and Cannes regular Juliette Binoche arrives on the red carpet prior to the screening of "Slack Bay", the second French film presented in the official competition of this 69th Cannes film festival.

French director Bruno Dumont is known for casting both non-professionnal actors and famous French stars. His team, including Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and Fabrice Luchini prepare to ascend the steps.

Brandon Lavieville, an 18-year-old amateur actor from Calais, savours his first red carpet appearance before the premiere of "Slack Bay" - in which he has one of the leading roles.

A Cannes premiere can be a tough experience for modelling amateurs, such as this young lady desperately trying to get some attention from red carpet photographers.

US actress Blake Lively made a strong impression on the red carpet with her ice-blue gown described by fashionistas as "modern-day Cinderella" couture.

Cheryl Cole poses for photographers in a bold, strapless dress.

The actors and director of "Slack Bay" pose at the top of the steps. The movie has been described by FRANCE 24's film critic as a "pastiche (...) featuring social farce, melodrama, a mock thriller, androgyny, inbreeding and cannibalism".

Lily-Rose Depp hit the red carpet in style for the promotion of her movie "La Danseuse". The 16-year-old actress looks stunningly similar to her mother, the famous French singer Vanessa Paradis.

The French singer Soko ascended the steps for the movie "La Danseuse", in which she plays the eponymous dancer.

The glamourous cast of "La Danseuse" pose at the top of the steps. The movie is presented in the Un Certain Regard selection of this 69th Cannes film festival.

British director Ken Loach shares a laugh with Hayley Squires, the lead actress of his latest film "I, Daniel Blake".

Festival director Thierry Fremaux greets Ken Loach at the top of the steps. The Cannes regular's latest film is about an ailing carpenter who fights to stay on welfare.