The Cannes red carpet with the Olympic flame as its star. GETTY IMAGES

The Olympic flame will be one of the stars of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this Tuesday, just over two months before the thirty-third Olympic Games.

The symbol of the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame, which has been a prominent figure for several weeks and arrived in France 13 days ago, will be one of the highlights of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this Tuesday, 65 days before the official opening of the third modern Olympic Games in the French capital.

A total of four Paralympic athletes will carry the torch at 18:00 (16:00 GMT) on the Festival's famous red carpet, where all the film stars usually parade.

At the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from 14 to 25 May, Arnaud Assoumani, the 2008 Beijing long jump champion, will start the relay.

The relay will then be taken over by Alexis Hanquinquant, triathlon gold medallist in Tokyo 2021, Nélia Barbosa, kayaking silver medallist in Japan, and Marie Patouillet, double bronze medallist in para-cycling in 2021.

Former Olympic canoeist Tony Estanguet, now President of the Organising Committee, will also be present, along with several prominent sports personalities such as Marie-José Perec (athletics), Thierry Rey (judo) and Iliana Rupert (basketball).

It will also be the occasion to announce the person who will make the official film of the Summer Olympic Games, which will be held from Friday 26 July (the first events begin on Wednesday 24 July) to Sunday 11 August this year, followed by the Paralympic Games from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 8 September.

A screening on the subject will be held at what many consider to be the world's most important film festival. The documentary "Olympiques! La France des Jeux", by Mickaël Gamrasni, tells the story of France's participation in the Olympic Games for over a century, since their creation in 1896.

The documentary, narrated by actress Marion Cotillard, features 27 Olympic and Paralympic champions, including Brahim Asloum, Félicia Ballanger, David Douillet, Jean Galfione and Laure Manaudou.