As the two week film festival continues, here are some of the best Tweets from celebrities, journalists and innocent bystanders in attendance

Baffled reactions to The Lobster

Possibly this year's strongest contender for the Palme d'Or, Yorgos Lanthimos's unconventional love story sparked adoration, confusion and even some anger from audiences - as well as some excellent food-related puns.

Woody Allen is a grumpy man

The 79-year-old film director made the headlines after slamming his forthcoming TV series for Amazon, saying: ""It was a catastrophic mistake for me," he said of the as-yet-unnamed Amazon show. "I'm doing my best with it, I'm struggling at home. But I never should have gone into it."

An unidentified person takes a selfie with Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn Credit: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

Surprising sights on the Croisette

The fashion press may be more interested in what A-list actresses are wearing, but there are plenty of more niche sights to be seen in Cannes this week.

Salma Hayek shares her experiences of 'sexist, ignorant' Hollywood

Salma Hayek had people alternately cheering and going " horrible" during her appearance on the UN Women's panel when she revealed her first-hand experience of sexism in Hollywood, and called for the industry to be more aware of the value of its female audience, and those working in its realm.

 "It's simple, plain ignorance," she said. "They think the only value we bring to a movie is as an object.

"The only kind of film where women make more money than men is porno. It's not funny."

Amy Winehouse documentary screens to acclaim

Audience members at Cannes screenings of Asif Kapadia's documentary were left emotional over 'missed opportunities' to save the singer's life, while some of her family and former lovers heavily criticised the film.

• Amy, Cannes review ★★★★☆: 'the pain behind the fame' 

Inside Out makes everyone cry, a lot

"This is a humane and heart-wrenchingly beautiful film from Docter; even measured alongside Pixar’s numerous great pictures, it stands out as one of the studio’s very best," said Robbie Collin in his five star Inside Out review.

Oh, and he cried in almost no time at all.

And he wasn't alone in that either: happy crying, as well as all-out sobs.

Cate Blanchett, Carol and a shoe furore

Another day, another five star review: this time for Carol, which also won a 10 minute standing ovation.

Some confusion had arisen previously over comments in which Blanchett, whose character in the film is a lesbian, appeared to say that she had been in gay relationships. These were overturned by Blanchett, who added rather magnificently: "In 2015, the point should be: who cares?"

Unfortunately, while Blanchett and her co-star Rooney Mara were having fun with Carol's director Todd Haynes, something much less pleasant was happening on the red carpet.

Selfies have been banned from the red carpet, and it turns out that flat shoes have been too: at least, for women.

Amy director Asif Kapadia reported his wife being turned away from a screening, adding that she was eventually left in.

However, Valeria Richter, a film producer and scriptwriter who has been coming to Cannes since 1998, told the Telegraph how she had been stopped four times on the red carpet for wearing flat shoes despite amputation.

In anger at the insistence that women must wear heels to screenings, whether ill, elderly or otherwise, Melissa Cole started a #showmeyourflats hashtag for women to show their smart flat shows.