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In pictures: The weekend in Cannes

Elephant

The first weekend of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a parade of elephants down the town's main street.

Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci

The business of promoting film soon swung back into gear, though, with France's Sophie Marceau and Italy's Monica Bellucci teaming up to discuss their latest movie, Ne Te Retourne Pas (Don"t Look Back).

Quentin Tarantino

US director Quentin Tarantino showed no signs of stress ahead of Wednesday's premiere of his World War II drama Inglourious Basterds. He was seen checking out Palme d'Or rival film Un Prophete (right).

Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee presented his latest film, counter-culture comedy Taking Woodstock (pictured right) on Saturday.

Tilda Swinton

British actress Tilda Swinton was amongst the guests at the gala premiere of Taking Woodstock.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz wowed the crowds on the Croisette. Her movie, Agora, is an ambitious epic, detailing the rise of Christianity in ancient Egypt.

Donna D'Erico

Former Baywatch star Donna D'Erico found herself back on the beach to promote The Making Of Plus One, a Cannes-set comedy filmed during last year's festival.

Barbara Wong

Actress and director Barbara Wong was amongst the guests at the 100 Years Of Hong Kong Cinema Press Conference.

Johnny Halliday

French icon Johnny Hallyday said he was a "believer in pure cinema" at the press launch of Vengeance, in which he plays a father out for blood after his family are gunned down.



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