A world famous international festival that is all about images is going to have to pull a serious punch with its static imagery. The Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of moving pictures and has no shortage of dramatic imagery from which to draw inspiration.
The early images of the Cannes Film Festival, which started in 1946, tended to focus more on the place and the subject matter than the people, they featured graphic images of the Cannes skyline or an abstract focus on cinema. The more recent images tend to speak more of the stars involved and the iconic imagery created by film makers in more recent decades.
Thee 2014 poster is a case in point, featuring a classic image of Marcello Mastroianni as captured by Federico Fellini during filming 8½
Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier are the creators of this years iconic image and describe the image as a celebration of all that is free and open about cinema.
“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness,” they explain.
The actors daughter is very proud that Cannes have chosen this image which pays tribute to her late father. The 67th Cannes Film Festival opens next month on 14th May.