The 2016 Venice Film Festival held its opening ceremony last night, followed by the premiere of La La Land. The musical, directed by Damian Chazelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is set in Los Angeles and tells the story of a young couple who slowly drifts apart as they pursue their individual careers. Before the screening, celebrities showcased a stunning series of red carpet looks and attendees included Gemma Arterton, Barbara Palvin, Jeremy Irons and Bianca Balti.

View the best of the red carpet arrivals with Buro 24/7 Middle East...

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

2016 Venice Film Festival

Then, listen to Emma Stone sing in the trailer for La La Land.