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Cannes Film Festival: Charlize Theron and Sean Penn can't keep their hands off each other

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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are in France, the country of love, so it's no wonder they couldn't keep their hands off each other Thursday evening. As Charlize helped to premiere her new blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road, the pair kept a close hold of each other as they walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.


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Sean Penn and Charlize Theron

The happy couple posed for pictures together - but even when the paparazzi asked for shots with Charlize alone, Sean was never too far away, with the pair quickly returning to each other.

Wearing a canary yellow Dior Couture gown, Charlize looked radiant, pairing her bright gown with a slick of red lipstick and a loose up-do which saw her hair fall in waves around her face.

Sean meanwhile kept things casual, despite the Cannes dress code, with a black shirt and suit jacket, and no tie.

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Sean Penn and Charlize Theron at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

The lovebirds, who first met over 20 years ago but didn't begin a relationship until late 2013, have become much more vocal in the last few months about their nearly 18-month long relationship.

Charlize recently called Sean "the love of my life" while Sean has also reportedly filed papers to adopt Charlize's three-year-old son Jackson.

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Joining the pair on the red carpet were Charlize's co-stars Tom Hardy, Zoe Kravitz in a sheer white Valentino gown with a cut-out bodice, and Nicholas Hoult.

A reboot of the 1979 Mad Max film, the 2015 version is directed by George Miller, the mastermind behind the original film.

Charlize stars as Imperator Furiosa, who has left the warlord, Immortan Joe's lair, with a handful of his young sex slaves. Tom - Mad Max - gets dragged into the escape after he makes his own escape from Joe's gang of thugs.

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The cast and crew of Mad Max: Fury Road

Early reviews have been astonishingly positive, and in a recent interview exclusively published on HELLO! Online, Rosie Huntington Whiteley revealed: "One of the first things George [Miller, the director] ever said to use was that the film has a real feminist streak running through it.

"That was one of the most exciting things about working on this film. You don't often see the heroes or the heart of the film being women."