75. The Cannes Film Festival has begun. There was a chic race on the red carpet again. World famous names greeted the crowd. The opening of the festival was held with a film screening. Russian delegations were banned from the festival this year due to the Ukrainian war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, himself a former player, opened the he attended the ceremony via video conference. He received a standing ovation before beginning his remarks.
Zelensky was referring to Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film The dictator. ‘We need a new Chaplin to prove that cinema is not silent,’ he said. Zelensky made the following statements: ‘The hatred will end by disappearing, the dictators will die. In the end, we have to win. We need cinema to guarantee that this end will be on the side of freedom every time. As always, the path to the cinema will be paramount. Thank you to everyone for the victory of Ukraine,’ he said. 2 Ukrainian directors’ films will be presented to the audience with a special screening in support of Ukraine at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The festive excitement will continue for 12 days. the award ceremony will be held on the night of May 28.18 films are competing for the palme d’or in the main category.