The 12-day 69th Cannes Film Festival is at the halfway mark. There are 21 films competing for awards this year, along with a host of other productions showing out of competition. IBTimes UK presents the best photographs from the red carpet so far – all in dramatic black and white.

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Petra Nemcova attends the From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres) premiere Pascal Le Segretain/Getty