Steven Spielberg continues summer trip to France amid Cannes Film Festival at Eden Roc hotel
The 74-year-old director donned a long sleeved light purple top with light blue jeans and white sneakers on the summer day in the French Riviera.
The Cincinnati-born filmmaker rounded out his ensemble with a navy blue cap, scarf and dark face mask on the daytime outing, a day after the festival’s 74th year was kicked off after it was preempted a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lights, camera, action! Steven Spielberg, 74, was seen departing the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes, France on Wednesday amid the ongoing Cannes Film Festival
The director of cinematic classics such as Lincoln, Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park was previously seen in the area Tuesday on a boating outing with wife Kate Capshaw, 66, daughters Sasha, 31, and Destry, 24, and son Theo, 31.
The three-time Oscar-winner in 2013 served as the head of the jury for the film competition, a role famed director Spike Lee is in this year.
He’s past presented films in the festival including 1974’s The Sugarland Express, which was in the competition; as well as films that were not in competition including 1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1986’s The Color Purple and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The return of the festival marks the initial major film festival since the coronavirus shut down major gatherings in March of 2020.
On the move: The famed director was later seen wearing a grey paperboy cap on the outing
Stunning grounds: Spielberg’s son Theo was seen walking down a staircase with a friend
Casual: The director donned a long sleeved light purple top with light blue jeans and white sneakers on the summer day in the French Riviera
Precautions continue amid the ongoing spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus – which has had rising numbers in Europe – amid concerns of the influx of foreign visitors in town for the festival, according to the AP.
Those in attendance must wear masks and get tested for the virus every 48 hours, while people are permitted to sit next to one another during screenings.
The festival’s artist director Thierry Frémaux said that organizers were being ‘reasonable’ and ‘very careful’ in crafting the terms of the annual cinematic ongoing to balance functionality with proper safety precautions.
‘We always said last year that if the festival was canceled, it was because the situation was more serious than the existence of a film festival also the biggest festival in the world,’ Frémaux said. ‘And the situation, as you know, was serious. It is not over. The epidemic is not conquered.’
Moving forward: The Hollywood icon was seen chatting with a staffer on the summer day
Experienced: The three-time Oscar-winner in 2013 served as the head of the jury for the film competition, a role famed director Spike Lee is in this year