16/05/2012 15:38 BST | Updated 16/05/2012 15:41 BST

Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin Add Opening Night Glamour (PHOTOS)

And so it begins, with a fitting burst of glamour on the Cote d'Azur.

The 65th Cannes Film Festival kicked into life for real this evening, with the help of Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain and Jane Fonda all looking their best on the red carpet down in the south of France.

Diane Kruger, one of the jurors this year, also stepped up the style stakes in stunning green, and Alec Baldwin added a touch of romance, pausing to scoop up his fiancee Hilaria Thomas in his arms, much to the delight of the throng of photographers.

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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom was the chosen film for the opening night and its stars Bruce Willis and Ed Norton earlier led a photocall for the cast.

All the photos from Day 1 of the Festival here...

Cannes 2012 Opening Night