The Croisette has been holding its breath for more than 24 hours.
Thirty years after his last visit, Tom Cruise finally landed in Cannes, this Wednesday, May 18 – by helicopter, of course.
The actor first gave a masterclass, before appearing all smiles on the photocall.
In the evening, the actor climbed the twenty-four steps of the Palais des Festivals, where his film
Top Gun: Maverick was screened,
nearly four decades after the release of the first opus.
We first saw Omar Sy and his wife Hélène, taking a selfie from the top of the stairs.
Around 6:30 p.m., Elle Fanning and Eva Longoria exchanged a few words, before stepping onto the red carpet, one in a pink strapless dress, the second in a faceted outfit.
Viola Davis, the interpreter of Michelle Obama in the series
The First Lady,
succeeded them on the
She wore a sunny yellow dress.
A quarter of an hour later, it was Anthony Delon's turn to come forward under the flashes.
In video, Top Gun: Maverick, the trailer
A wind of nostalgia
The opportunity for several celebrities to highlight the impact of
(1986) in their lives.
"It was a legendary film for people of my generation, we all wanted to be Maverick," enthused Anthony Delon.
Before adding: "I expect a great film, in general, Tom Cruise does not crash."
What Thomas Pesquet, guest of the evening, could only agree.
"If I'm an astronaut today, it's partly thanks to this film," he said.
A few minutes later, around 6:50 p.m., the Croisette stopped.
While Amelia and Eliza Spencer, Lady Diana's nieces, posed in a black dress, and Adriana Lima caused a sensation in an ultra-covering dress and an apparent pregnancy belly, a procession of official cars entered.
Tom Cruise finally got out of his car, to the cheers of the crowd.
The actor took part in a long signing session, taking great care to return the pens he borrowed to sign autographs.
He then moved on to the Palais des festivals, alongside Miles Teller, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly, his partners in the film, screened out of competition.
The actor thus shared moments of complicity with the film crews.
Before marveling in chorus under the aerial ballet of the Patrouille de France, who came to pay homage to the