May 15 - The glamorous Cannes Film Festival is almost ready to kick off, as final preparations are made. Sarah Mills reports.
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Last minute preparations - ahead of one of the world's most glamourous events.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival is about to kick off.
Hundreds of films will be shown here and fans are already on the look out for stars.
SOUNDBITE (English), Italian tourist Martina Puntonio, saying:
''It's really exciting, and gives you more happy (happiness) and you feel excited when you see the red carpet and you think that on the red carpet there are the best actors in the world."
Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo DiCaprio is just one of the big names expected on the riviera.
While he's getting ready for the evening's glitzy opening gala - journalists and moviemakers are queuing at the registration desk.
Twenty films are in competition this year, each hoping to win the coveted Palme d'Or.
With everything pretty much in place, it's just the weather that could do with changing!
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