Exclusive: First Promo Posters from the Croisette at Cannes!

May 11, 2009

62nd Cannes Film Festival

My decision to fly out to France a few days early has paid off. Earlier today, I went down to explore the Croisette, the famous street where everything takes place during the Cannes Film Festival. It is traditional that all major and minor studios and distributors line the street with new posters and marketing material, not only to capture the interest of the thousands of cinephiles who have come to this city for the fest, but it's also (for the indie studios) an attempt to gain the attention of international distributors. Below we have the first exclusive photos of a few of these promo posters from both big and small releases!

Joel Schumacher's Twelve
Cannes - Joel Schumacher's Twelve

Daniel Stamm's Cotton produced by Eli Roth & Atom Egoyan's Chloe
Cannes - Daniel Stamm's Cotton produced by Eli Roth and Atom Egoyan's Chloe

Marcos Efron's And Soon the Darkness & Robert Guédiguian's The Army of Crime
Cannes - Marcos Efron's And Soon the Darkness remake and Robert Guédiguian's The Army of Crime

Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones
Cannes - Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones

Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey
Cannes - Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol

Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island
Cannes - Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

Also in front of the Hôtel Carlton were huge promo banners for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe, and Pixar's Up. That's also where The Lovely Bones banner and A Christmas Carol posters came from. We are waiting to head back to the hotel later at night, as the Transformers and G.I. Joe setups have fluorescent lights and will be lit up at night (so check back later for those). Thanks to my good friend Eric Lavallee at (who is also my roommate during the fest) for a few of these photos above. If we find more great posters over the next week, we'll be sure to add them. The fest kicks off this Wednesday!

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  • Zachy
    Shutter Island looks totally epic!! Same with Christmas Carol, and Army of Crime. Alex, will these movies premiere at the festival?? or are they just promos?
  • Angelo
    Awesome man, keep the news coming. I'm already going crazy over a couple of posters
  • Elessar
    Shutter Island looks great, and Army of Crime (which I had not heard of until now) looks intriguing.
  • I am heading down there from Amsterdam tomorrow morning and man these billboard photos definitely get me excited and in the mood! Thanks for posting them!
  • Angelo
    Kon ik maar mee! Werk hé :(
  • Angelo
    Oops, I saw Amsterdam and my mind just switch to Dutch. Nevermind that post.
  • Bucker
    @ can a movie look epic just from looking at a poster?
  • Wow ... wonderful ... The Lovely Bones.
  • andrea
    Did u see The Immaginarium of Doctor Parnassus!? No one thing come untill now!!
  • Harold
    That's a seriously shit poster for Shutter Island. Looks like the cover of a cheap paperback.
  • dom
    wow great work Alex.. nice to see a bunch of films I havent even heard of till now.
  • Chuck Norris
    Leo kinda looks like Val Kilmer in that poster.
  • Jim Carrey looks eerie!
  • dom
    Cute Girl - thats an animated 3D version of Jim I believe.
  • Wow. Worth going just to check out the posters. And the yachts. And the girls. Any tips on how to crash one of those celebrity parties? I met a girl who "did" Cannes two years in a row. Called herself a "Movie Producer" - had a French S.A.R.L. company set up to do that but didn't have a clue. BUT she did get invited to parties and events. Was introduced to Speilberg and didn't know who he was. She just said "Hello Steven". Then got so drunk when she was introduced to Harvey Weinstein said "Hi Warvey". True story. :-)
  • "Hi Warvey". LMAO
  • Marcus
    @15 (Bob Done) Good story, but I would have lol'd extra hard if you had signed off with a name like 'Tarantino' or 'Del Toro'. Haha
    Shutter Island looks good Christmas Carol.....Been waiting for this Army of Crime.........Never heard of this movie. What is it about *guess I can google it NVM*




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