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A weekend of glitz and glam at Cannes

May 16, 2004
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Director Quentin Tarantino and the stunning cast of Kill Bill: Volume 2 were in the spotlight on Saturday as the acclaimed film was introduced to audiences at the Cannes Film Festival.

A glamorous Uma Thurman, dressed in a pale blue chiffon and satin gown, hit the red carpet alongside the quirky filmmaker, who was also joined by an equally eye-catching Daryl Hannah.

In addition to the American stars, Spanish talent was well represented, with Antonio Banderas attending the screening of Shrek 2 alongside his wife, Melanie Griffith. Madrid-born Penelope Cruz meanwhile arrived for the screening of her new film, Don't Move, looking chic in a white off-the-shoulder gown and matching beret.

Also adding to the international glamour factor were supermodels Natalia Vodianova and Eva Herzigova, as well as statuesque newlywed Padma Lakshmi and her author husband, Salman Rushdie.

However, the weekend wasn't just about show biz sparkle, as controversial filmmaker Michael Moore also arrived in the run-up to the debut of Fahrenheit 9/11, his documentary about the US government's response to the September 11 attacks. During a Sunday press conference at Cannes, the outspoken director alleged "someone connected to the White House" had put pressure on film companies not to release the movie, though he did not give evidence to support the allegations.

Earlier this month Walt Disney Co, the company behind Fahrenheit 9/11, had barred its Miramax film unit from releasing the project.

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An elegant Uma Thurman accompanies director Quentin Tarantino to the Cannes screening of Kill Bill: Volume 2Photo: © AFPy
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Penelope Cruz was looking chic as she stepped out for the debut of her new movie Don't MovePhoto: © AFP

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