Celebrities Hit Cannes For the Start Of the 2009 Festival
Posted on Thu May 14, 2009 02:13 PM PDT

cannes200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Cannes Film Festival kicked off today with the premiere of Disney/Pixar's new film "Up," which garnered rave reviews. The annual celeb-fest in the south of France had its usual display of glamour and glitz, with starlets in beautiful gowns on the red carpet and stars cruising the Croisette.

The 62nd Festival is presided over by jury president Isabelle Huppert. Members of her team include US actress Robin Wright Penn, Italian actress Asian Argento, Indian actress Sharmilla Tagore, British novelist and screenwriter Hanif, Kureishi, Taiwanese actress Shi Qe, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, US director James Gray, and South Korean director and screenwriter Lee Chang-Dong.

CLICK HERE to see the photo gallery of celebrities on the Cannes Film Festival's red carpet