In pictures: French acting royalty on the red carpet for Dolan drama

Canadian director Xavier Dolan (centre) is back in Cannes with his much-awaited "It's Only the End of the World", featuring a star-studded French cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Lea Seydoux, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel.

Lea Seydoux flashes a rare smile on the red carpet. The French actress rose to international fame with her role in "La Vie d'Adèle", which won the Palme d'Or in 2013.

French actress Frédérique Bel turned heads with her Catwoman-inspired leather trouser suit.

French actress Emmanuelle Béart arrives on the red carpet to attend the "It's Only the End of the World" premiere.

French actor Guillaume Canet arrives for the premiere of "It's Only the End of the World", in which his girlfriend Marion Cotillard stars.

Marion Cotillard plays the role of a submissive wife in "It's Only the End of the World". The film, about a family drama, disappointed several fans of Dolan, including FRANCE 24's critics.

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (right) shares a laugh with one of his actresses at the top of the steps. His film "Graduation" is the second Romanian movie presented in official competition.

Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio and producer Valeria Golino, who is also a member of this year's jury.

Rock legend Iggy Pop poses at the top of the steps with director Jim Jarmusch before the screening of "Gimme Danger", a documentary focusing on his punk band The Stooges.