gallery2009 Cannes Film Festival 05.16.09gallery2009 Cannes Film Festival Inglourious Basterds, premiering tonight at Cannes, should have been epic, writes Dana Kennedy from the first screening, if only Quentin Tarantino had stuck with his violent, emotional hallmarks.05.16.09 1:15 PM ETGareth Cattermole / Getty ImagesCANNES GLAMBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's film Inglorious Basterds.Pascal Le Segretain / Getty ImagesTHE TARANTINO TANGODirector Quentin Tarantino dances with actress Melanie Laurent on the red carpet.Pascal Le Segretain / Getty ImagesPARIS DOES FRANCEParis Hilton and current fling Doug Reinhardt display a little affection before the Inglorious Basterds premiere.Pascal Le Segretain / Getty ImagesSTUNNING STONEActress Sharon Stone is all legs as she pauses to wave before the screening of Inglorious Basterds.Michael Buckner / Getty ImagesWITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDSBrad Pitt shows full support for director Quentin Tarantino.Anne-Christine Poujoulat, AFP / Getty ImagesCRUZ-ING THE RED CARPETPenelope Cruz arrives for the screening of the movie Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces) directed by Pedro Almodovar. Splash / NewscomCHARMING TRIODoutzen Kroes, Afef Jnifen and Lost star Evangeline Lilly arrive for the premiere of Vengeance, directed by Hong Kong's Johnnie To.Joel Ryan / AP PhotoEMERALD VISIONBritish stunner Rachel Weisz attends the screening of the ancient Egypt epic Agora, in which she stars as a professor in Alexandria.Matt Sayles / AP PhotoCANNES GOLDEN BOYInglorious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino arrives for the screening of Un Prophete.Vincent Kessler / ReutersCLOSE CASTMATESCast members Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci arrive on the red carpet for the screening of Ne Te Retourne Pas.Loic Venance, AFP / NewscomPUCKER UPFrench actor and singer Johnny Hallyday kisses his wife Laeticia as they arrive for the screening of his film Vengeance, directed by Johnnie To of Hong Kong.Matt Sayles / AP PhotoNOT-SO-HIDDEN DRAGONActress Michelle Yeoh arrives on the red carpet for the screening of Vengeance during Sunday's festivities.Jean-Paul Pelissier / ReutersBRIGHT STARActress Frederique Bel strikes a pose on the red carpet for the Keats biopic Bright Star, a film competing to earn director Jane Campion her second Palme d'Or.Sean Gallup / Getty Images‘GLITTER’ BE GONEMariah Carey and director Lee Daniels work the carpet at Precious, a Harlem coming-of-age story based on the novel Push. Precious got rave reviews at Sundance—but will it be enough to move Mimi’s cinematic career from Razzie to Oscar?Matt Sayles / AP Photo SCORSESE STEALS THE SHOWMartin Scorsese presented a restored version The Red Shoes at Cannes—one day after announcing he’d tackle a Sinatra biopic. XTRA: For more on the project, read The Daily Beast’s Scorsese’s Movie Obsession. Eric Gaillard / ReutersDIVINE DEVONActress and model Devon Aoki attends Spring Fever, by Chinese director Lou Ye. Discovered by Kate Moss at the age of 13, Aoki’s screen breakthrough was as a silent assassin in Sin City.Matt Sayles / AP Photo CASTING OFFThe cast of Spring Fever wave goodbye before entering the theater to watch their film with director Lou Ye (third from left).Sipa / AP Photo CRIMSON COLUMNTilda Swinton sports a statuesque look on the red carpet for Pixar flick Up. XTRA: For more on Swinton, read The Daily Beast’s Amanda Fortini on Hollywood's Exquisite Alien. Dominique Charriau, WireImage / Getty ImagesBUSTLE OR BUSTActresses Aishwarya Rai and Elizabeth Banks flaunt bare shoulders and floating trains at the Up premiere.Sipa / AP PhotoALL TOGETHER NOWThe Up premiere draws an international delegation of jurors: Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, Turkish director Nori Bilge Ceylan, a sari-clad Sharmila Tagore, Korean Lee Chang Dong, festival jury president Isabelle Huppert, Asia Argento, Robin Wright Penn, and James Gray.