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Festival de Cannes 2014 - amFAR Gala

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As is tradition every year during the festival de cannes, the amfar gala took place on thursday 22nd may, at the hotel du cap eden roc several kilometers from the croisette, in the presence of incredible spokeswoman sharon stone and her ambassador milla yovovitch. the party united once again an impressive bevy of celebrities (including leonardo di caprio, john travolta, kylie minogue, justin bieber, marion cotillard, jessica chastain, harvey weinstein, sofia coppola, carla bruni-sarkozy and heidi klum…) gathered to support a great cause and reach for their wallets to bid on unbelievable lots during the charity auction…from a piece of art – a gilded mammoth skeleton – especially created by damien hirst for the event, sold for 11 million euros, to a collection of 46 outfits all in red, the theme of this season, from major designers and worn by top models of the moment in a fashion show orchestrated by carine roitfeld. a new record set with the gala allowing amfar to raise 35 million euros destined to contribute to the fight against aids. interviews:sharon stone:we have a great turnout and we have spectacular people who have been here since the beginning, who have come back again and again, who bring their friends again and again because they know and believe that we are going to get there and these people have all been touched by this.justin bieber:i’m just here to have some fun and be around some amazing people and converse and be here for a great cause.john travolta:tonight is a big night because the word out on the street is that they are getting very close to a cure for aids and maybe tonight will make the difference. wouldn’t that be something?milla yovovitch:it is a super fun night and we have to mix business and pleasure but the fact is we have raised over 120 million dollars since the inception of amfar. i know quite a few people that i love dearly that wouldn’t be alive today without the efforts that amfar has made to really find the cure for hiv/aids and every year that we come here and raise money is another huge step forward so i am just so proud.jessica chastain:for me, the most important thing is that we raise money so we are going to entertain the people with deep pockets and get them to bid, drink some champagne, share and we will get people to open their wallets. i’m all for it.kylie minogue:it is such an important event and the turnout is amazing. there is a lot of fabulosity for a very important cause so i like to be able to be here.music free of right/bandit&nikit 2012