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Cannes Film Festival 2011

Postby Annie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:44 pm

The stunning official poster for the 2011 edition of the Cannes Film Festival features Faye Dunaway at her most glamorous, but it also draws attention to a forgotten film and supermodel.

The black-and-white poster image by Jerry Schatzberg, a photographer and filmmaker, was taken of Dunaway in 1967, just before she shot to fame with Bonnie and Clyde. Cannes officials describe the image, released Monday, as "an embodiment of the cinematic dream that the Festival de Cannes seeks to maintain."

The poster is also being used to promote the restoration of Puzzle of a Downfall Child, the rarely seen 1970 movie that marked Schatzberg's feature directing debut. Dunaway stars, playing a reclusive fashion model on the verge of a breakdown.

It's based on the true story of Anne St. Marie, a top model of the 1950s who died in near obscurity in 1986. Schatzberg and his co-writer Carole Eastman (Five Easy Pieces) based their screenplay on a series of taped interviews between the director and St. Marie in the 1960s.

A restored print of Puzzle of a Downfall Child is to premiere at Cannes next month, with Dunaway and Schatzberg in attendance.

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I'll be posting more about Cannes as we get closer (it's May 11-22, 2011.)
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Re: Cannes Film Festival 2011

Postby Annie » Fri May 13, 2011 8:33 pm

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes

Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro.

The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux. Following London (Match Point) and Barcelona (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), it's the turn of Paris to be honoured by the lens of the New York film director most appreciated by European audiences.

"Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris", declared Festival director Thierry Frémaux. "It's a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration."

Produced by Médiapro (Spain) and Gravier Productions (New York), and distributed by Mars Films in France, the film is to be released in France the same day it is screened at Cannes. French audiences will thus be able to enjoy it in 400 theatres throughout the country. For this occasion, the Festival de Cannes wishes, with the consent of its partner Canal+ and the support of the national federation of French theaters, to make the Opening Ceremony of the Festival available to any theatre requesting it, so that their audiences can experience live the entire programme of the Opening Night of the Festival. In this way, the Festival de Cannes underlines the strong ties that unite it with the theatres and their audiences, and draws attention to the films in the Official selection.

The 64th Festival de Cannes is to take place Wednesday May 11th to Sunday 22nd May 2011.
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Re: Cannes Film Festival 2011

Postby Annie » Sun May 22, 2011 12:46 pm

Awards have been posted:
Palme d'Or: "Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for "Drive"
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia"

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http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/festiv ... yNews.html
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