Exclusive: First Promo Posters from the Croisette at Cannes!
by Alex Billington
May 11, 2009
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
Daniel Stamm's Cotton produced by Eli Roth & Atom Egoyan's Chloe
Marcos Efron's And Soon the Darkness & Robert Guédiguian's The Army of Crime
Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones
Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey
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 IONCinema.com (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!