Slideshow: Rihanna dazzles on red carpet in Cannes

Global superstar Rihanna lights up the red carpet, setting off a frenzy of flashes as she climbs the steps before a sea of international photographers.

The singer poses at the top of the stairs with the delegate general of the Cannes festival, Thierry Frémaux, ahead of the premiere of “Okja”.

Juliette Binoche dazzles as she takes to the red carpet. The French actress is a regular guest at the festival.

Model Bella Hadid trades in her usual daring outfits for a more traditional look, wearing a slim red dress and a golden snake-shaped neck accessory as she attends this year’s festival.

Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, wears an intricately decorated, but enormous, light-blue ball gown. Although the dress is sure to impress on the red carpet, it may be slightly more tricky for her to negotiate one of the tiny seats for the movie screenings.

Chinese pop star Li Yuchuna takes to the red carpet wearing a tiger-inspired dress in shimmering colours.

Hollywood darlings Jake Gyllenhaal and Lily Collins walk the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of their movie “Okja” which is in this year's competition.

The cast of “Okja” pose on top of the stairs with Korean Director Bong Joon-ho. The film has so far received a favourable welcome at the festival despite the controversy surrounding its producing platform, Netflix.

Russian model and TV host Victoria Bonya walks up the stairs in a pastel-blue dress to attend the premiere of “Okja”.

Hungarian Director Kornel Mundruczo is back in Cannes, competing with the film “Jupiter’s Moon”. In 2014, the film-maker picked up the “Un Certain Regard” prize for his feature film “White God”.

The cast of “Jupiter’s Moon” smile at the cameras at the top of the stairs. Many movie critics have described the film, which centres on the migration crisis, as being “confused”.