17 May 2019 6:04 PM

There was huge anticipation for Elton John’s return to Cannes 36 years on from filming the ‘I’m still standing’ video.

From the moment you entered La Croisette you could almost touch the feeling of anticipation and excitement in the air. The crowds were there for the premier of Rocketman, an uncensored biographical musical film based on Elton John’s early years, directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Although Rocketman is not Dexter Fletcher’s first feature film, the movie is anticipated to be the one that propels his directing career, after a successful acting career.

The after party for the premier was held at the iconic Carlton hotel where Sir Elton John put on a show for his guests performing a few of his famous hits including ‘Your Song’ and ‘I’m Still Standing’ before making a swift exit to presumably start the preparations for the FA cup final tomorrow when his beloved Watford will take on Manchester City.