In pics: The 75th Cannes edition was all about fashion, Tom Cruise and protests

 | Updated: May 29, 2022, 07:31 PM IST

This year, the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on May 17 with Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech, fashion and zombie movie. The 12-day event marked the return of Tom Crusie, who walked the red carpet with style during the premiere of his movie 'Top Gun: Maverick' and in the following days celebrities from around the world showed up in their fashion best - whether its' Bella Hadidi's black gown or Deepika Padukone's sassy looks.

Apart from all, The event also saw a slew of protests that brought attention to Ukraine's crisis amid the Russian invasion and the male violence in France. Now, as the event has wrapped up and the jury announced the winners - here we take a look back at all the key moments that made the headlines. 


Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky once again talked about the crises his nation is going threw amid the Russian invasion. This year, Zelensky kicked off the Cannes Film Festival on May 17 with a long speech against the war. 

''We must be victorious. We need cinema to guarantee this ending, that each time it will be on the side of freedom,'' he said. 



Tom Cruise

Day 2 of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival was all about Tom Cruise and his most awaited movie 'Top Gun: Maverick'. 

The actor also received 6-minute standing ovation post the screening of the film, which brought Cruise to tears. During the event, Cruise was also honoured with a surprise Palme d'Or.


Top Gun premiere

Top Gun screening was one of the key moments of this year's Cannes. On day 2, after the whole cast of the movie walked the red carpet, as a tribute eight fighter jets zoomed above the event, expelling smoke in red and blue to match the colours of the French flag. 


Slaying looks

Like every year, this year also Cannes was all about fashion and slaying looks. Weather it's Bella Hadidi, Anne Hathaway or Indian actress Deepika Padukone, this year we witnessed some of the best fashion moments. 


Unidentified woman crashed red carpet

During the premiere of George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing', an unidentified woman protested against the sexual violence in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. 



This year, we witnessed a slew of protests at the Cannes Film Festival. Recently, before the screening of the film 'Butterly Vision,' Ukrainian director Maksym Nakonechni along with the whole crew of his movie gave a reminder about the crisis Ukraine is going through after the Russian invasion.

In front of the Salle Debussy, which is the second-largest theatre in Cannes, the silent protest was held at the stairs of the theatre where the whole team of the movie including director Maksym, producers Darya Bassel and Yelizaveta Smit, lead actress Rita Burkovska with the other members. 


Cannes 2022 Winners List

After 12 days of fashion, movies and protests, the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival - which started on May 17 has finally wrapped up today on May 28. 

This year, after days of review, the 9 member jury team was headed by French actor Vincent Lindon including Hollywood actress Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace from Sweden, filmmakers Jasmine Trinca from Italy, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, Ladj Ly from France, Jeff Nichols from the United States and Joachim Trier from Norway, Indian actress Deepika Padukone and together they honoured Ruben Ostlund's 'Triangle of Sadness' with the coveted Palme d'Or.