American star Johnny Depp regained the limelight as he signed autographs with his fans before the premiere of his film “John de Barry” at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, his first major film. A share from his trial in a libel case that drew attention. .
Depp’s fans in the French city on the Riviera held up banners reading “Congratulations, Johnny” and “We’re sorry”.
Earlier in the evening, Johnny Depp also received a standing ovation among a large group of stars during the opening ceremony.
Dressed in black, hair in a ponytail and sunglasses, Johnny Depp regained the rites of passage on the red carpet after being banned from filming movies by Hollywood studios from the courtroom series he faced against his ex-wife. Amber Heard, on charges of misconduct.
The Cannes festival, as usual every year, did not live up to its promise, and its opening witnessed the appearance of a huge star-studded line-up: Mats Mikkelsen and John K. Riley and Helen Mirren dyed their hair blue.
“John de Paris” stars Johnny Depp as Louis XV of France. The film is directed by Maven Le Pescot, also known as Maven, in which she also plays Du Barry, the concubine of the French king who climbs the social ladder.
Funded by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation in Saudi Arabia with a total budget of $22.4 million, critics highlighted the film’s appeal, but said the film lacked rhythm.
The French-language film, which has yet to be released in North America, marks the beginning of a comeback for “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp, who has made a handful of film and television appearances since the trial ended in June.
A US jury has awarded Depp an almost complete victory in the defamation battle he fought with his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, and awarded him more than $10 million in damages.
Among the stars of the opening ceremony at the Cannes festival: Helen Mirren, in a sky-blue look from dress to hair, Chinese actress Kang Li, in a black dress with a round neck, and Mads Mikkelsen, the most important work presented in the new “Indiana Jones” movie.
The ceremony paid tribute to one of Hollywood’s brightest names, actor Michael Douglas, who received an honorary Palme d’Or from star Uma Thurman, who described him as “an eternal star and a great artist.”
After that, the opening of this 76th edition of the festival was officially announced by Catherine Deneuve with her daughter Chiara Mastroianni after reading a poem in support of the Ukrainians.
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