Slideshow: Kristen Stewart, Kendall Jenner in Cannes

American actress Kristen Stewart showed off a new look on the red carpet before attending the premiere of “120 battements par minute” (“120 Beats per Minute”), a film about the gay community’s struggle against AIDS in the 1980s.

A group of festival guests grabbed attention on the red carpet while protesting against the violent persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya.

Kendall Jenner, the American model and reality TV star, poses at the foot of the Palais des Festivals stairs.

The wind seemed to be part of Kendall Jenner’s outfit as it lifted the long train of her white, floral-printed dress.

American actress Pamela Anderson is best known as a “Baywatch” star, though today she concentrates on animal rights activism. She was on hand to attend the premiere of “120 Beats per Minute”.

Nahuel Perez Biscayart and Arnaud Valois have thrilled audiences with their starring roles in “120 Beats per Minute”, which critics see as future contenders for best actor prizes.

The team of “120 Beats per Minute" posed with director Robin Camillo (second from left). The film is in the competition for the Palme d'Or, and was one of the first strong showings of the festival.

Spanish actress Paz Vega looked cool and collected in a form-fitting multicoloured dress.

Thai actress Araya Hargate wore a dress so heavy that she needed the help of three men to to get up the steps.

The American actors Jeremy Renner – best known for his breakout role in “The Hurt Locker” (2008) – and Elizabeth Olsen were on hand to present their film “Wind River”, in competition for the Un Certain Regard category.

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (centre) with actors from his film “The Square”, a satire on the contemporary art world, which is in competition for the Palme d'Or.

American actress Elisabeth Moss, best known for her role as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men”, posed on the steps of the Palais des Festivals to support her starring role in “The Square”.