May 15 - Leonardo DiCaprio launches the 66th Cannes Film Festival at opening ceremony. John Russell reports.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio raised the curtain on the 66th Cannes film festival on Wednesday (May 15) during an opening ceremony hosted by French actress Audrey Tautou. The jury president, Steven Spielberg, and the eight other jury members including actress Nicole Kidman all appeared on stage after an inaugural trip down the new 2013 red carpet. Wednesday's (May 15) festivities featured a screening of Baz Luhrmann's latest offering 'The Great Gatsby,' which provided the festival's glittering opener.