The Cannes Film Festival, held between May 14-25 this year, kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony. Greta Gerwig, the director of the blockbuster Barbie movie, was the president of the jury and a dog named Messi made his mark on the festival.

The jury members opened the festival by walking the red carpet. Among the jury members are Lily Gladstone, star of The Full Moon Killers, French actress Eva Green, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Spanish director and screenwriter Juan Antonio Bayona, Italian actor Pierfrancisco Favino, Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu and French actor and producer Omar Sy.

Ebru Ceylan, one of the screenwriters of the Palme d'Or-winning 2014 film Winter Sleep, is also on the jury in Cannes this year.

35 YEARS LATER IN CANNES

Meryl Streep, who last attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1989 with Evil Angels a Cry in the Dark, was awarded an award at the festival.

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, known for films such as The Iron Lady, Julie and Julia and Mamma Mia, was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Disqualified before the Eurovision final! Disqualified before the Eurovision final!

"I THOUGHT MY CAREER WAS OVER"

After a 2-minute standing ovation, the actress had emotional moments on stage. Coming to Cannes in 1988, the actress said, "I was a mother of 3 children at the time. I was almost 40 years old. I thought my career was over."

MESSI MADE HIS MARK

Messi, the dog praised for his "performance" in Anatomie d'une Chute (Anatomy of a Fall), which won the Palme d'Or last year, was the star of the red carpet.

OPENING MOVIE

This year, 22 films will compete for the Palme d'Or, awarded last year by jury president Ruben Östlund to Justine Triet's "Anatomy of a Fall". The festival opened with Quentin Dupieux's French comedy "The Second Act" (Le deuxieme Acte).

The premiere was attended by the director Dupieux and the lead actors Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Vincent Lindon and Raphaël Quenard. Dupieux's film received a standing ovation for about 4 minutes.