Faye Dunaway Featured on 64th Cannes Film Festival's Official Poster
Faye Dunaway? From Puzzle of a Downfall Child and Chinatown? Yep! An official poster for the 64th Cannes Film Festival, which is coming up in just a month running from May 11th to 22nd in the south of France, has been unveiled. The poster features a photo of actress Faye Dunaway that was taken by filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg in 1970. In the early 70s Schatzberg directed his first film, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, which starred Dunaway in one of her early roles. This was produced by the H5 design agency, which is also providing the graphics for the 2011 Festival. I'm excited to be returning to the festival for my third year!
"Model of sophistication and timeless elegance, it is an embodiment of the cinematic dream that the Festival de Cannes seeks to maintain." Cannes also adds via their official website: "Puzzle of a Downfall Child, in which Faye Dunaway has the starring role, has been restored by Universal Pictures. Rarely seen on the big screen the film will be distributed in France by Carlotta in the fall and the restored print will be screened in Cannes in the presence of the director and his actress." I always love the graphics and designs Cannes uses around the fest and this is another sleek, unique poster. I can't wait to find out the line-up of films this year.