Cannes film festival opens to a première of 'The Great Gatsby'

The 66th edition of one of the world's biggest cinema festivals, presided this year by Steven Spielberg, opened with rain and glitz Wednesday night.

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The Cannes film festival conjured up the "Roaring Twenties" on Wednesday with a glamorous opening night premiere of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby', complete with dancers in flapper dresses on the red carpet and umbrellas to keep off the rain, reports Reuters.