Cannes red carpet – Dress of the day (photo)

Cannes might be a film festival, but in reality it is just as much about the glitz and glamour and actresses wearing all kinds of sublime or ridiculous outfits. Find out who won The Local's Palme d'Or for "Dress of the Day" on Thursday.

Cannes red carpet - Dress of the day (photo)
Actresses choice of dresses to wear at Cannes range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Photo: AFP

Winner: Ludivine Sagnier (French actress and member of the Un Certain Regard Jury)

Well we have to hand it to the beautiful Ms Sagnier, whose choice of dress made sure she stood out on the red carpet, even if it meant she looked like a human lemon as she arrived for the screening of the film "Young and Beautiful" on Thursday.

This high visibility vest/ball gown combo is ideal, not just to get the attention of the paparazzi but to also for alerting the Cannes traffic as she cycles back to hotel at night. And for that Sagnier wins The Local's Palme d'Or award for "Dress of the day".

CLICK HERE for a gallery of the hottest French film stars at Cannes 2013

Photo Anne-Christine Pouhoulat/AFP

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Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to Covid

The Cannes Film Festival has been rescheduled for July 6th to 17th - postponed by around two months due to the ongoing virus crisis, organisers said on Wednesday.

Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to Covid
The 2018 Palme d'Or winner Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda posing for the cameras at the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual highlight for movie lovers in France. Photo: AFP

“As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed,” they said in a statement.

“Initially scheduled from 11th to 22nd May 2021, the Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 17th July 2021.”

The festival was cancelled last year, while rival European events in Berlin and Venice went ahead under strict health restrictions.

The Berlin Film Festival, which usually kicks off in February, said last month it would run this year's edition in two stages, an online offering for industry professionals in March and a public event in June.

France has closed all cinemas, theatres and show rooms alongside cafés, bars and restaurants as part of its Covid-19 health measures and the government has pushed back their reopening date until further notice due to rising levels of viral spread across the country.

The Cannes festival normally attracts some 45,000 people with official accreditations, of whom around 4,500 are journalists.

It had only been cancelled once before, due to the outbreak of war in 1939.

Its Film Market, held alongside the main competition, is the industry's biggest marketplace for producers, distributors, buyers and programmers.

Last year, the festival still made an official selection of 56 films – including the latest offerings from Wes Anderson, Francois Ozon and Steve McQueen – allowing them to use the “Cannes official selection” label.