The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival has released the official poster for this year’s festival designed by Hervé Chigioni. Based on the image in the final moments of this clip from Federico Fellini’s “8½,” Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) is searching his imagination for his next opening scene and peers over the top of his sunglasses and envisions the beautiful Claudia Cardinale gliding toward him. The image from the film is the basis for the official poster of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness…the happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”
– Hervé Chigioni
Fellini’s “8½” was presented in the Official Selection in 1963. Cannes said the festival celebrates “a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures.”
From the Cannes description: “In his films, Marcello Mastroianni continued to encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist and poetic about cinema. On seeing the poster for the first time, Chiara Mastroianni, the actor’s daughter, said simply: “I am very proud and touched that Cannes has chosen to pay tribute to my father with this poster. I find it very beautiful and modern, with a sweet irony and a classy sense of detachment. It’s really him through and through!”
The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival begins May 14th and continues through May 25th, 2014.
Click this link for a large view of the Official 2014 Cannes Film Festival Poster