Slideshow: Cannes premiere of "The Meyerowitz Stories" brings out stars and more

Living Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman lands in Cannes to promote the film “The Meyerowitz Stories”, a tragicomedy set in New York which screened as part of the official competition.

Hoffman plays the patriarch of the highly dysfunctional Meyerowitz family, alongside US stars Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler. The film was largely praised by critics, who found a cinematic kinship with the work of filmmaker Woody Allen.

American actress Elle Fanning and Australian star Nicole Kidman light up Cannes with big smiles and glittering gowns. The two actresses play in the film "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", a Rock'n'roll feature presented out of competition.

The glamorous cast of "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" poses for pictures alongside director John Cameron Mitchell.

A solemn Dustin Hoffman is accompanied by his wife, Lisa, ahead of the premiere of “The Meyerowitz Stories”.

RnB superstar Mary J. Blige hits the red carpet, sporting a cropped platinum hairdo and black sequin and lace gown, ahead of the premiere of “The Meyerowitz Stories”.

French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and her husband Yvan Attal make a brief appearance on the red carpet. Gainsbourg had already strolled down the red carpet on Wednesday for the opening film of the Cannes 70th anniversary edition.

Thai actress Araya Hargate arrives on the red carpet in a figure-hugging strapless gown and voluminous velvet train that showed off her pregnant belly.

Former Polish president Lech Walesa (right), whose activism in the late 1980s contributed to the collapse of the communist bloc, marches in Cannes. He watched the premiere of “The Meyerowitz Stories”.

French director Michel Hazanavicius, who took the 2012 Best Picture Oscar award in 2012 for "The Artist", is in Cannes to present his latest film "Redoutable". The biopic tackles the renowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s struggle as an artist and activist.

Critics relished French actor Louis Garrel’s performance in the role of Jean-Luc Godard. British actress Stacy Martin plays the filmmaker's wife in the late 1960s.

The cast and director of "Redoutable" pose for the cameras before the film’s premiere. The reviews were mixed, with Godard himself calling it a “stupid, stupid idea”.