Ethan Hawke made a rare appearance with his wife Ryan at the Triangle Of Sadness screening during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on Saturday.
The actor, 51, who put on a very amorous display with the producer, 40, looked dapper in a blue suit, which he completed with a matching bow-tie.
Indulging in a romantic kiss with her husband on the red carpet, Ryan put on a chic display in a black lace dress which elevating her height with charcoal heels.
Loved-up: Dapper Ethan Hawke shared a kiss with his wife Ryan as she made a rare appearance at the Triangle Of Sadness screening during Cannes Film Festival on Saturday
Starring Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean and Woody Harrelson, production on the highly-anticipated picture was paused twice in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
Triangle Of Sadness follows ‘two models and a cleaning lady become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires’.
After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, the red carpet returned in all its glamour on Tuesday night for the Opening Ceremony.
The film chosen to open the festival was Final Cut, a comedy love letter to filmmaking and Z-list zombie movies from the team behind the award-winning The Artist.
Adorable: The actor, 51, who put on a very amorous display with the producer, 40, looked suave in a blue suit, which he completed with a matching bow-tie
Fashion forward: Ryan put on a chic display in a black lace dress which elevating her height with charcoal heels
There is set to be an array of TikTok stars taking to the red carpet this year after organisers sought to refresh their image by partnering with the video streaming platform, which is sponsoring an award for short films.
In total, some 35,000 film professionals are expected to attend the festival between May 17 and 28, hoping for a return to form for cinema’s most glamorous event after two years when it was hampered by Covid-19 restrictions.
‘We are ready. The town hall has just redone everything – the whole place – so we hope it will go well,’ said Jeremie Tripet, manager of ‘L’Avenue’, a bistro just off the main drag known as La Croisette.
One major exception is the absence of Russians, due to the impact of sanctions over the war in Ukraine and a ruling from the organisers that state-linked delegates are not welcome. China is also expected to have a limited presence due to its continuing Covid restrictions.
Couple: Ethan placed a tender hand on Ryan’s arm as they posed for photographers
But otherwise the festival is keen to put the pandemic in the past, with no mandatory masks or health passes this year – and no restrictions to partying.
Film fans can get stuck into the usual feast of new releases and competition entries, braving the festival’s famously opinionated crowds, who are never shy about cheering and booing during screenings.
The two-week annual event will see hotly-anticipated films Top Gun: Maverick and King of Rock ‘N Roll’ biopic Elvis shown.
There’s a lot of excitement around the Elvis Presley biopic from Australia’s Baz Luhrmann, hoping to recreate the buzz he generated when he brought the can-can to Cannes with Moulin Rouge! 20 years ago.
Elvis, playing out of competition, sees newcomer Austin Butler stepping into The King’s blue suede shoes. Tom Hanks plays his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
There are 21 films in the race for the Palme d’Or, including the latest body-horror fable from David Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future, starring Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.
The Canadian director told IndieWire it is likely to cause walkouts ‘within the first five minutes’.
There are only five women directors in the competition, hoping to follow the success of last year’s winner, Titane, which made Julia Ducournau only the second female to win the Palme.
The world’s biggest film festival will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on May 28.
Spellbinding: Triangle Of Sadness follows ‘two models and a cleaning lady become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires’