Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Jude Law & More Glam Up 2011 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony [PHOTOS]

Film industry professionals, cinema stars, journalists, and cinephiles from all over the world flocked on Wednesday to the French Riviera to attend the 64th edition of Cannes film festival. Europe’s biggest film gathering which runs from May 11 to 22 is expected to register more than 10,000 participants from 101 countries with 4,240 films, up by 5 percent from 2010 edition, according to organizers.

American star Robert De Niro, the jury president and eight jurors including actress Uma Thurman, the French director Olivier Assayas, British actor Jude Law and Norwegian author Linn Ullmann opened the mythical festival’s red carpet.

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Among the other celebrities in attendance for the opening ceremony were Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Woody Allen and Faye Dunaway.