In pictures: Spielberg brings a giant of a movie to Cannes

The world's most famous film director, Steven Spielberg, is in Cannes to promote 'The BFG', his hugely anticipated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children's story. The movie tells the tale of a friendship between a little orphan girl and a giant – and their ensuing adventures.

One of the main characters in 'The BFG', or 'The Big Friendly Giant', is Sophie, who is played by Ruby Barnhill. The young girl, born in 2004, seemed to have lot of fun at Cannes.

Spanish actress Paz Vega stormed the red carpet in a stunning black gown with a plunging neckline.

Indian actress and model Aishwarya Rai made a strong impression with her cream-coloured evening gown.

Chinese singer and actress Li Yuchun turned many a head. One wonders how she later managed to sit to watch the premiere...

British-American actress Rebecca Hall, who appears in 'The BFG', brought more than a touch of glamour to proceedings.

French actress Mélanie Thierry seemed to be struggling with her dress before ascending the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals.

The cast of 'The BFG' pose with the film's director, Steven Spielberg.

German actress Sandra Hueller (far right) left a strong impression on the Festival thanks to her performance in 'Toni Erdmann'. FRANCE 24's film critic said Hueller will surely be a major contender for Cannes' Best Actress award.

Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as 'Star Wars's' Princess Leia, arrived with her beloved French bulldog, Gary.

Thankfully, Cannes fashion etiquette was preserved: Gary Fisher wore a bowtie.

South Korean director Park Chan-wook (centre) and his team arrived to present his latest film, 'The Handmaiden'. It's an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel 'Fingersmith'.