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In pictures: Isabelle Huppert, Mel Gibson wreak revenge on the Cannes red carpet

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and French megastar Isabelle Huppert arrive for the screening of "Elle", a rape-revenge thriller presented in official competition.
Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and French megastar Isabelle Huppert arrive for the screening of "Elle", a rape-revenge thriller presented in official competition. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

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Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and French megastar Isabelle Huppert arrive for the screening of "Elle", a rape-revenge thriller presented in official competition.
Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and French megastar Isabelle Huppert arrive for the screening of "Elle", a rape-revenge thriller presented in official competition. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Laurent Lafitte arrives for the screening of "Elle", in which he has a small role. The French actor, who hosted the festival's opening ceremony, was criticised for joking about the sexual abuse allegations that have been levelled at Woody Allen.
Laurent Lafitte arrives for the screening of "Elle", in which he has a small role. The French actor, who hosted the festival's opening ceremony, was criticised for joking about the sexual abuse allegations that have been levelled at Woody Allen. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

The director and cast of "Elle" pose at the top of the Cannes steps. The movie, the first French offering from director Paul Verhoeven, is a serious contender for the coveted Palme d'Or, according to FRANCE 24's film critics.
The director and cast of "Elle" pose at the top of the Cannes steps. The movie, the first French offering from director Paul Verhoeven, is a serious contender for the coveted Palme d'Or, according to FRANCE 24's film critics. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, one of the top contenders for the best actress award for her role in "Aquarius", plays with her scarf on the red carpet.
Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, one of the top contenders for the best actress award for her role in "Aquarius", plays with her scarf on the red carpet. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

French comedians Kev Adams and Gal Elmaleh arrive for the premiere of "Elle".
French comedians Kev Adams and Gal Elmaleh arrive for the premiere of "Elle". Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

French-born judo world champion Teddy Riner walks the red carpet with his partner Luthna Plocus to attend the "Elle" premiere.
French-born judo world champion Teddy Riner walks the red carpet with his partner Luthna Plocus to attend the "Elle" premiere. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Fashion designer Larisa Katz turned heads on the red carpet with a voluminous gown made out of recycled materials.
Fashion designer Larisa Katz turned heads on the red carpet with a voluminous gown made out of recycled materials. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi arrives for the premiere of his film "The Salesman", a drama of damaged pride and revenge, presented in official competition.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi arrives for the premiere of his film "The Salesman", a drama of damaged pride and revenge, presented in official competition. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

"The Salesman" was warmly received at press screenings, prompting film critics to speculate that Asghar Farhadi could well clinch the coveted Palme d'Or.
"The Salesman" was warmly received at press screenings, prompting film critics to speculate that Asghar Farhadi could well clinch the coveted Palme d'Or. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Hollywood star Mel Gibson is back in Cannes to promote his latest movie, "Blood Father", in which he plays a former convict trying to steer his 16-year-old daughter away from the company of drug dealers.
Hollywood star Mel Gibson is back in Cannes to promote his latest movie, "Blood Father", in which he plays a former convict trying to steer his 16-year-old daughter away from the company of drug dealers. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

French director Jean-François Richet (left) poses with cast members Mel Gibson, Diego Luna and Erin Moriarty from his film "Blood Father", before the movie's midnight screening.
French director Jean-François Richet (left) poses with cast members Mel Gibson, Diego Luna and Erin Moriarty from his film "Blood Father", before the movie's midnight screening. Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

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