Behind the scenes at Cannes Film Festival

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A man washes windows of the Festival palace during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 14, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
People sit inside the Festival palace at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Female photographers covering the 69th Cannes Film Festival pose on the red carpet ahead of the screening of the film "Julieta" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A bodyguard watches cinema fans waiting for actor George Clooney during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Giant Palme d'Or symbol is pictured at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, at the Festival Palace during preparations before the start of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 9, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A pigeon is seen next to chairs at the "Cinema de la plage" during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 19, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A sand sculpture is seen on a beach during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 19, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A driver cleans a car at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 19, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A model poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Juste la fin du monde" (It's Only the End of the World) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 19, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Guests use their smartphones on the red carpet ahead of the screening of the film "Julieta" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A guest holds a cinema ticket as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma loute" (Slack Bay) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A man holds a pair of shoes as he arrives at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 14, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Reserved seats with the names of jury members are seen at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, at the Festival Palace during preparations before the start of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 9, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A woman walks on the Croisette during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
General view shows the Croisette and the bay of Cannes during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 18, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A guest walks on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Ma loute" (Slack Bay) in competition during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A woman walks on the Croisette during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man sunbathes on a beach during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A cinema fan is seen in front the Festival Palace where the 69th Cannes Film Festival takes place in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Cameras are seen on a desk before a photocall for the film "La danseuse" (The Dancer) in competition for the category "Un Certain Regard" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Photographers work on the red carpet after the screening of the film "Money Monster" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Martine Santoro, a cinema fan, stands on a step ladder at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Palm trees are seen on the Croisette during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Tuxedos hang at the Reuters office space during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 18, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A street artist performs on the Croisette at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A man wearing a horse mask tries to attract attention as he's looking for tickets for Jim Jarmush's film "Paterson" during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Yves Herman SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Breakfast is seen at the Campanile hotel during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 18, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Woman rests on chairs near the entrance of Festival Palace during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 18, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A cinema fan sits next to a sign requesting tickets at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 18, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
People walk in the Festival Palace during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
A guest wearing a pin with a Palme d'Or symbol on his costume poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film "Julieta" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2016. Photographing the Cannes Film Festival comes with highs and lows: from the long hours and painstaking task of setting up equipment to the thrill of getting the perfect shot. Reuters photographers have not only worked to capture auteurs talking about their films and stars posing on the red carpet. They have also shot a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travelled to Cannes to cover the event. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau SEARCH "CANNES SIDELINES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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CANNES, France, May 20 (Reuters) - Glamorous stars, shimmering gowns and red carpet glitz - the annual Cannes Film Festival is a visual extravaganza for the hundreds of photographers who descend on the French Riviera each year for 12 days of movie premieres.

In addition to the picture-perfect poses, Reuters photographers also produced images from the sidelines.

They range from the mundane - lengthy waits and meals on the go - to the quirky, such as a street artist performing on the beachfront promenade or innovative efforts by fans to procure tickets.

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