The 54th Cannes Film Festival opened last night with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’.

The musical - which took five years to make - is set in the famous Parisian dance hall at the turn of the century.

Actress Nicole Kidman was among the Hollywood stars to attend the premiere of ‘Moulin Rouge’, in which she stars opposite Ewan McGregor.

After the premiere, a host of stars gathered at an extravagant party in converted circus tents.