Claudia Cardinale star of Cannes 2017 poster

Claudia Cardinale is the star of the poster of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The 70th Festival de Cannes will take place on May 17-28, 2017. “I am

“I am honoured and proud to be flying the flag for the 70t Festival de Cannes,” says Cardinale in an official press release.

The star of such classics as The Leopard and Once Upon a Time in the West also said she is also “delighted with this choice of photo. It’s the image I myself have of the Festival, of an event that illuminates everything around. That dance on the rooftops of Rome was back in 1959. No one remembers the photographer’s name…I’ve also forgotten it. But this photo reminds me of my origins, and of a time when I never dreamed of climbing the steps of the world’s most cinema hall.”

The poster of last year’s Festival de Cannes was a tribute to Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt. In 2015, the poster was dedicated to actress Ingrid Bergman.

As previously announced, actress Monica Bellucci will be serving as Mistress of Ceremonies, and filmmaker Pedro Almodovar will be president of the jury of the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

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