Some stars walking on the red carpet at the Festival
More than $1m (£650,000; 777,000 euros) worth of jewels have been
stolen from a hotel in Cannes, French police say.
The jewels were to be loaned to celebrities who have arrived on the
French Riviera for the famous annual film festival.
They were stolen from a safe in the Novotel Hotel room of an employee
of exclusive Swiss jewellers Chopard.
Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the festival, which opened
on Wednesday, reports the BBC.
The theft happened on the same day that the festival was shown The
Bling Ring, a new film by director Sofia Coppola about some
high-school students who find out when celebrities are attending red
carpet events in order to break into their homes and steal their
designer clothes, bags, and shoes.