The red carpet was rolled out in Cannes on Wednesday as moviegoers and celebrities readied themselves for the opening of the world-famous film festival.
With France still under a state of emergency due to recent attacks, the festival will be under tighter security than ever.
Many moviegoers said they felt the queuing process, which included going through metal detectors.
This year the festival celebrates its 70-th anniversary. A total of 18 films are set to compete for the main prize.
The festival runs until May 28.
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