Some go just to glimpse the stars, but there's so much more to see
During the 11 days of the Cannes Film Festival, the seaside down along the French Riviera becomes one of the great people-watching places in the world.
There are stars to see, of course -- each day features multiple premieres on the famed "montées des marches" which ascend into the Grand Théâtre Lumière. But what I find equally engaging is the spectacle of the not famous, for whom attending a premiere also presents an occasion for making a style statement.
These are some photos of the activity at night near the Grand Palais.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and Documentary.org.