Penélope Cruz stuns in striking halterneck midi dress at 71st annual Cannes Film Festival

She dazzled on the red carpet for the premiere of her new Spanish-language psychological thriller flick Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) on Tuesday night.

And Penélope Cruz continued to wow the style brigade as she slipped into a striking black gown for the photocall of her movie, which opened the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, on Wednesday.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace star featured layered fabric detailing across the bodice and skirt that accentuated her petite physique.

Penélope’s halterneck number featured a dramatic lace train which fanned from the back of her look and fell in dramatic fashion to her ankles.

Taking the French Riviera photocall in her stride, she highlighted her slender pins in the knee-length look and added inches to her diminutive frame in her strappy black heels

The 44-year-old Spanish actress looked incredible in her silk midi length garment alongside her husband and co-star Javier Bardem.

Letting his leading lady take centre stage, Javier, 49, looked stylish in a blue suit which he teamed with a midwash denim shirt.

Reflecting on working with her other half, she said: ‘We don’t take the characters home at the end of the day. We have similar ways of work. The fact that we know each other and trust each other helps.’

However she admitted working together is something she’s not planning on any time soon: ‘It’s not something we plan on doing every two years. That will be once in a while, if we feel it’s right. I don’t think it will be too often.’


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