Celebrations at Cannes 70th Anniversary

Cannes 70th Anniversary Party Image Credit : Valery Hache : AFP 4Chion Lifestyle
Cannes 70th Anniversary Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival Image Credit : Valery Hache : AFP 

The international film community gathers at Cannes Film Festival to celebrate 70 years of influence. The talent, influence, and celebrations brings about the past with the present.

The red carpet bringsthe festival of fashion and film to the start of the celebration. Former and current juror members and presidents gather for once in a lifetime moment. Some attending include:

  • Andrea Arnold (Jury 2012)
  • Claudia Cardinale (Jury 1993)
  • Georges Miller (President in 2016)
  • Liv Ullmann (President in 2001)
  • Catherine Deneuve (President in 1994)
  • Isabelle Huppert (President in 2009)
  • Nicole Kidman (Jury 2013)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (President)
  • Maren Ade
  • Jessica Chastain
  • FAN Bingbing
  • Agnès Jaoui
  • Park Chan-wook
  • Will Smith
  • Paolo Sorrentino
  • Gabriel Yared
  • Uma Thurman (President of the Un Certain Regard Jury)
  • Mohamed Diab (Un Certain Regard Jury)
  • Reda Kateb (Un Certain Regard Jury)
  • Joachim Lafosse (Un Certain Regard Jury)
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Cannes Film Festival 70th Celebration Courtesy Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival started in 1947 by, Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.” This festival received international recognition for the films and celebrities in the mid 1950s. The first time the festival top award, Palme d’or, went to the film Marty.  Today the film festival recognizes short and medium length films (Caméra d’Or), student films (Cinéfondation),  best first film presentation (Un Certain Regard), and best film (Palme d’or).

Marthe Keller, actress celebrating at Cannes, discussing how Cannes changed her career. She attended one evening and was introduced to John Schlesinger. This introduction lead to her work in Marathon Man, Schlesinger is the director of this film. She was on the jury in 1977. This is just one incident where Cannes Film Festival influenced film.

This festival for decades has been the top film festival in the world. The festival: launches careers, a central location for distributors and film makers to network, screens films that go on to win Oscars, provide social change and awareness, and makes a mark for directors in film history. Happy Anniversary to Cannes. Looking forward to many for years of exceptional influencing in film.

This film festival is May 17-28, 2017 in Cannes, France. This year will continue to evolve film worldwide. Stay tune here for coverage of events from fashion, red carpet, actresses/actors, and films.


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