CANNES. The poster of the 71st Festival de Cannes, taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le fou (1965) with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is inspired by the work of Georges Pierre (1927-2003), announced festival-cannes.com.This immense still photographer immortalised the shooting of over a hundred films in a 30-year career that began in 1960 with Jacques Rivette, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle. He then worked in partnership with Robert Enrico, Yves Robert, Claude Sautet, Bertrand Tavernier, Andrzej Żuławski, Andrzej Wajda, and of course Jean-Luc Godard.
Committed to achieving recognition for stills photographers as artists in their own right, Georges Pierre founded the Association des Photographes de Films, tasked with defending the material and moral interests of cinema photographers.
The poster itself is the work of graphic designer Flore Maquin. Inspired by pop culture, this 27-year-old illustrator blends drawing, painting and digital art in a vibrant and colourful world. A passionate film buff, she works with Universal Pictures, Paramount Channel, Europacorp, Wild Side, and Arte, revisiting or creating alternatives for film posters.
This year’s signatures of the 71st Festival de Cannes are created by Philippe Savoir (Filifox).
The 71st Festival de Cannes (from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 19 May) will open (Édouard Baer as Master of Ceremonies) with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben), 2018, in Competition at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals. The Competition Jury will be chaired by Cate Blanchett. The Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier is a President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or and Benicio del Toro, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury.
The composition of the Official Selection will be announced on Thursday, April 12 and will be published live on our social media sites.