CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 08: Actress Penelope Cruz, wearing jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry, attends the screening of "Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)" and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Today the French Riviera is attracted by the attention of journalists from all over the world: the first guests have already appeared on the red carpet of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, so the 12-day movie can be considered open.

The stars began to arrive in Cannes yesterday, and today one after another they appeared before the camera lenses. Participants, organizers of the festival and, of course, jury members became the main characters of the opening ceremony.

The jury of the main competition is headed this year by Cate Blanchett, and helps her to evaluate the new works of filmmakers Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydou, Deni Villeneuve, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Chang Chen, Ava Duverney, Robert Gedigyan and Hadia Nin. All of them first appeared on the traditional photocell and have already passed along the carpet to the Palace of Festivals and Congresses, where they will take to the stage during the official part of the opening ceremony.

The international film marathon is opened by the film of Iranian director Asgar Farhadi – the psychological thriller ” Everybody knows ” (Todos lo saben), the main roles in which were performed by Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Jury member Lea Seydou attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Romee Strijd (L) and Fawaz Gruosi attend the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress and jury member Kristen Stewart is seen at ‘Le Majestic’ hotel during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Jury president Cate Blanchett attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Isabelle Adjani attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: The 57th Critic’s Week jury member Chloe Sevigny attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Penelope Cruz, wearing jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry and actor Javier Bardem attend the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Penelope Cruz, wearing jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry, attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Penelope Cruz, wearing jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry, attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Penelope Cruz, wearing jewels by Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry, attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Jury president Cate Blanchett attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Jury member Kristen Stewart attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Camila Coehlo attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Chiara Mastroianni attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Fan Bing Bing attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Singer Li Yuchun attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Isabelle Adjani attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Julianne Moore attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Actress Julianne Moore attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Un Certain Regard president Benicio Del Toro attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Georgia May Jagger attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 08: Tallia Storm attends the screening of “Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)” and the opening gala during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)