the festival poster displayed on the facade of the Palace

the festival poster displayed on the facade of the Palace
the festival poster displayed on the facade of the Palace

This Sunday morning, the Palais des Festivals was adorned with a landscape of mist: that of the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Taken from Rhapsodie in August, this is the poster that was chosen to illustrate the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

115 kg. 22 meters wide by 11 meters high: to hoist and hang the huge poster of the Cannes Film Festival this Sunday morning on the facade of the Palace, it took the intervention of 15 people, seven of whom were solely responsible for hoisting it.

This year, a majestic and misty landscape overlooks the red carpet. Four characters, who we guess embody several generations, turn their backs on the Croisette. Sitting on a bench, they contemplate a mountainous and misty landscape, immersed in a blue light, as they might treat themselves to a painting in a room obscure: it could be a painting. It is the poetic capture of a scene taken from Rapshodie in August, signed by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa in 1991, which was chosen to illustrate the poster for the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

It was deployed this Sunday morning on the facade of the Palais des Festivals, the first highlight of the festival before its time. Should we see this as a political message of appeasement? Rhaspody in August is the story of a grandmother, victim and survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945, who tries to pass on to her grandchildren and her American nephew her intangible principles to fight against cravings. warriors of the world. Love, revere honesty: the film is an ode to harmony.

The festival organizers also saw it as a metaphor for the cinema, as a place of emancipation and harmony. “In a fragile world that constantly questions otherness, the Cannes Festival reaffirms a conviction: cinema is a universal sanctuary of expression and sharing. A place where our humanity is written as much as our freedom.”

15 groins 7 to hoist 115 kg 22 meters by 11

unfold it along the steps, hoist it up and hang it

chromatic: blue

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