Cannes Film Festival 2023: All The Best Moments So Far

It’s all about the glitz and glam.

Listen up, peeps! The Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from 16 to 27 May 2023, is truly underway. The prestigious event dedicated to film industry professionals thrives once again to celebrate the best in international cinema. Of course, apart from the highly-anticipated films and movie stars in attendance are the show-stopping looks and best moments that steal the limelight at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

Who could forget Bella Hadid‘s iconic Schiaparelli look last year or how Elle Fanning continues to dazzle the crowd with her whimsical looks? In 2023, we’re highlighting the best moments surrounding the festival grounds so far. From Fan Bingbing’s fiesty ensemble to Johnny Depp’s return to cinema, here are all the best moments from the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

All the best moments from Cannes Film Festival 2023 so far:

Day 7

All eyes are on Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye

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Sam Levinson unveiled his HBO series The Idol, starring Lily-Rose Depp and co-creator Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, which is scheduled to release on 4 June 2023.

Jennie and Troye Sivan pose for the camera

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Day 6

Michelle Yeoh brings an elegant flair to the red carpet

The Malaysian icon flaunts a draped Balenciaga Couture gown with black opera gloves to the Firebrand (Le Jeu De La Reine) premiere.

Later that same night, the actor was spotted dancing with Brie Larson at the Kering Women in Motion dinner.

Day 5

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Robert de Niro, Lily Gladstone, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Martin Scorsese attend the “Killers Of The Flower Moon” premiere. The 3 hours and 26-minute drama film was greeted with a 9-minute standing ovation and cheers for the discovery of the film.

The lady in red, Naomi Campbell

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Raline Shah stuns the crowd with an extravagant kebaya look

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Day 3

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makes a grand entrance

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Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrived at the premiere of Dial of Destiny donning a black and silver gown by Sophie Couture. While she looks absolutely stunning, the memes did not stop. 

Harrison Ford received an honorary Palme d’Or

Day 2

Blackpink Rosé makes her first debut at Cannes Film Festival

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Dressed head-to-toe in a Saint Laurent number, Rosé attended the premiere of “Monster” with Creative Director Anthony Vaccerllo. For a fresher look, the sensational star also debuted her adorable baby bangs on the red carpet.

Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda receives a six-minute standing ovation for ‘Monster’

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Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s movie ‘Monster’ received a humble yet deserving six-minute standing ovation at the premiere earlier today. Back in 2018, he won the Palme d’Or for his movie ‘Shoplifters’, and it will be no surprise to see this movie bag another award this year. Additionally, this also marks his ninth movie premiere debut in the competition.

The filmmaker expressed, “Thank you. Some people couldn’t be here. Can’t wait to go back to Japan and show them the film…tell them about this absolutely wonderful premiere. It will stay in my heart.”

Viola Davis steals the show in a Valentino Haute Couture number

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Now that’s one way to make an entrance. Viola Davis stuns the crowd with an elegant Valentino couture gown that evokes effortless glam. Accompanied by her husband, Julius Tennon, Davis wore a white one-shoulder gown and layered it with a dramatic feathered coat. To complete her stunning look, her stylist Elizabeth Stewart pairs elegant diamond hoops by Chopard.

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Day 1

Elle Fanning’s graceful red carpet moments

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At the Cannes Film Festival 2023, Cartier’s latest Global Ambassador, Elle Fanning, wowed the audience with two outstanding outfits. She first appeared in a blue Khaite dress with a captivating choker neckline, showcasing Cartier jewels while standing at a balcony window. For her second appearance on the red carpet, she wore a gorgeous orchid-coloured Alexander McQueen dress with a crystal-embroidered bodice, complemented by Cartier accessories, of course.

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Johnny Depp receives a 7-minute standing ovation for ‘Jeanne Du Barry’

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Johnny Depp made his first on-screen appearance since his high-profile defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard. When director Thierry Fremaux was chosen to open the festival this year, it became the talk of the town. However, after its premiere at the festival, the crowd gave Depp and the movie a seven-minute standing ovation. Depp, who considered this film his “comeback”, was seen emotional and shedding tears during the moment.

Johnny Depp tears up as #Cannes2023 showers him with a seven-minute standing ovation at the premiere of ‘Jeanne du Barry.’

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The best Mother-son duo: Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke and Uma Thurman

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Are you seeing twins? ‘Pulp Fiction‘ star Uma Thurman was spotted on the red carpet with her son Levon Hawke by her side. This wholesome moment made everything ten times better as they held hands and posed for photos at the festival.

BLACKPINK’s Rosé is set to make her first debut appearance



Blinks, are you ready? Rosé is all set to make her dazzling appearance at the film festival with Saint Laurent, no less. As a Saint Laurent Global Ambassador, the superstar shared a glimpse of the handwritten letter from creative director Anthony Vaccarello, stating, “So happy to be with you in Cannes.”

We look forward to her debut soon.

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Fan Bingbing makes an incredible entrance with her fiesty Tiger dress

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Here’s another showstopper worth mentioning. Actor and producer Fan Bingbing conquered the red carpet in a mesmerising gown by Christopher Bu. Taking inspiration from nature and forest, the billowing ball gown featured graphics of foliage, tigers and tree barks. That’s definitely one way to make an entrance.

Indian actress Sara Ali Khan embraces her desi vibe with a lehenga

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To mark her debut on the red carpet, Sara Ali Khan makes a glamorous entrance by donning an ivory lehenga set. Designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, the beautiful traditional attire shows elegance at its finest. Sara is seen wearing the lehenga with a matching blouse and a long dupatta with a trail

Stay tuned for more as we continue to update this page.


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Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.