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Here's the Three Different Posters for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

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April 1, 2016
Source: Cannes

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Now that spring has arrived, we're just a few months away from the annual Cannes Film Festival taking place in the South of France. For the 69th edition of the film festival, Cannes has chosen imagery from Jean-Luc Godard's film Contempt (1963) to be featured on the poster this year. I really like this poster because it's not just an actor/actress this time, it's an actual set piece from a film. "It's all there. The steps, the sea, the horizon: a man's ascent towards his dream, in a warm Mediterranean light that turns to gold. As an image it is reminiscent of a timeless quote used at the beginning of Contempt: 'Cinema replaces our gaze with a world in harmony with our desires'." Well that just makes me want to be there already.

Here's a look at the Cannes 2016 poster designed by Hervé Chigioni and graphic designer Gilles Frappier:

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Poster

For more info on the festival and 2016 poster, visit the Cannes Film Festival website at: festival-cannes.com.

Up next is the 2016 poster art for the Critics' Week (or Semaine de la Critique) featuring an image of actress Jessica Chastain from Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, which first played in this sidebar section in 2011.

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Poster - Critics' Week

For more info on the festival and 2016 poster, visit the Critics' Week website at: semainedelacritique.com

Up next is the 2016 poster art for the Directors' Fortnight (or Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) featuring pieces: "two characters who perhaps stepped out of an English or Italian comedy or an Éric Rohmer film?"

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Poster - Directors' Fortnight

For more info on the festival and 2016 poster, visit the Directors' Fortnight at: quinzaine-realisateurs.com

This explanation for the Directors' Fortnight poster is rather lovely: "Once upon a time, two people met. A woman, a man… Their memory has almost been erased. All that's left is a picture… torn, faded, almost gone. Cinema is not eternal but it does sometimes escape oblivion. And it is possible to restore a picture. And what will there be then between these two characters who perhaps stepped out of an English or Italian comedy or an Éric Rohmer film? When you see a poster like this, your imagination fills in the blanks, just like it does at the movies." Indeed. The 2016 Cannes Film Festivals takes place from May 11th to 22nd this year in Cannes, France. We're hoping to stop by the festival to check out some films this year. More updates soon.

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  • DAVIDPD
    That last one is devastating.

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