Thanks to a devilish ash-cloud and a lack of big films, Cannes 2010 was devoid of some of the usual glamour.
Thankfully the stars turned out in force this year, creating a positively delirious atmosphere during the 12 day festival.
With Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Jude Law on the jury and the likes of Johnny Depp, Brad and Angie, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Dunst and Sean Penn in attendence, Cannes 2011 was A-list all the way.
Jean Dujardin. You may be saying 'who?' but the French actor, star of Cannes favourite
and winner of the Best Actor award, with his Bond-esque good looks, genius comedy timing (he is also the star of French Bond-spoof series
), sent festival revellers into delerium overdrive.
Johnny Depp may be a local, but local hero Dujardin is as big a star as French cinema has, and his appearances at
premiere and at the closing night ceremony were drowned out by ear-drum bursting screams. And that was just the men.