(Paris) The Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official poster on Wednesday which honors Catherine Deneuve.
In black and white, the official poster for this 76th edition (from May 16 to 27) is composed from a filming photo by Catherine Deneuve “on the beach of Pampelonne, near Saint-Tropez, for the filming of Alain Cavalier’s Chamade,” the organizers said in a statement.
“For more than 60 years, the biggest French star has never stopped filming, reinventing himself, experimenting, daring counter-jobs or first films. […] Deneuve embodies in his own way the richness of the cinema that the Festival wants to defend: auteur films, but also quality popular films”, underlines the festival.
Deneuve has a very long history with Cannes, where she was notably vice-president of the jury with Clint Eastwood in 1994 and where she received a Palme d’honneur in 2005, three years before a special prize for her entire career. .
The 76th festival has yet to announce the composition of its jury, chaired by Swede Ruben Östlund, who won his second Palme d’Or last year with his film Without Filter.