Cannes Rolls Out the Red Carpet (Now With Metal Detectors) (Cannes, France) – The New York Times

This year’s Cannes Film Festival opened on Friday much as it always has: The stars drifted down the red carpet, the crowd huzzahed and the paparazzi begged for smiles from the jury members Will Smith and Jessica Chastain. Only this time, most attendees need to walk through metal detectors, an accommodation to safety concerns. Founded the year after World War II ended, the festival is celebrating its 70th year during a national state of emergency that was imposed in the wake of terrorist attacks, which have rocked France from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. (read more)

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