65th Cannes Film Festival Official Poster Features Marilyn Monroe

February 28, 2012
Source: Cannes

65th Cannes Film Festival

Happy Birthday, Mr. President! The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled their official poster and artwork for this year's 65th festival, being held from May 16th to 27th in Cannes, France. This year they will pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe, selected as the icon of the 2012 Festival. "Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary." The poster can be seen in full below and it's quite a doozy, but Cannes usually picks beautiful actresses, last year it was Faye Dunaway. I'll be returning again and can't wait, what a tease!

65th Cannes Film Festival Official Poster

Cannes explains: "Each of her screen appearances sparks the imagination. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolises the ideal of simplicity and elegance." This was created by the Bronx agency from a photo by Otto L. Bettmann. For more info on the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, visit their official website.

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