Bonjour Cannes! I arrived just in time to see the Palais de Festival being set up for the opening of the festival. The Palais is the main building where all the action takes place. It houses the film market and is right next to the Grande Lumiere Theatre where all the big premieres happen.
This is what the red carpet looks like before it becomes "The Red Carpet"...
The fest's unofficial photographers, who line the street outside the Palais, are ready in their spots. They come from all over France, and for many, this is a family business!
"If you approach Cannes with a sense of humour, nothing is that bad. You have to take it for what it is, otherwise it's silly. Cannes is a circus, so you have to have fun with it."