For nearly everybody who has เกมสล็อต come to the Cannes Film Festival after months in various stages of lockdown and caution, the transition is head-spinning. Even in normal years, Cannes is an onslaught. But this time, plunging into full-capacity theaters and teeming red carpets is like stepping into another world. The morning after the Val Kilmer documentary Val premiered at Cannes, its co-director Ting Poo was still reeling. "Yesterday was so surreal. Just seeing the film with a full theater, and here at the most prestigious film festival," said Poo. "To go from not being around people to that experience in a day was incredible." The pandemic is far from invisible at Cannes. A negative COVID-19 test is required every 48 hours for even those vaccinated – unless they got their shots in the European Union. Moviegoers wear masks indoors. Everything is a little muted. Usually well-booked hotels have vacancies. Screenings that would typically leave hundreds queueing outside don't fill up. The usual tuxedoed ticket-seekers praying for a handout have been pushed away from the Palais, the festival hub, to clear space. But in places like the Cannes red carpet, life is almost normal – if "normal" can ever apply to a stretch of carpet where coteries of stars drift in every few hours like parade floats. Glamour has been unmasked, maybe more than any other time in the last year and a half of pandemic. Over the first few days of the 74th Cannes Film Festival – held two months later than usual, and after last year's edition was scrubbed entirely – the red carpet has looked much as it has always before. Marion Cotillard, Bella Hadid, Matt Damon, Helen Mirren and Adam Driver have all strolled along, though they may have all been outclassed, fashion-wise, by Spike Lee and his flamingo-pink Louis Vuitton suit. Most walk unmasked, as the carpet is outdoors and most attending are vaccinated – though proof isn't required. And there are no fewer photographers than usual jockeying for stars' attention.