65th Cannes Film Festival Official Poster Features Marilyn Monroe

Happy Birthday, Mr. President! The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled their official poster and artwork for this year’s 65th festival, being held from May 16th to 27th in Cannes, France. This year they will pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe, selected as the icon of the 2012 Festival. “Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary.” The poster can be seen in full below and it’s quite a doozy, but Cannes usually picks beautiful actresses, last year it was Faye Dunaway. I’ll be returning again and can’t wait, what a tease! Cannes explains: “Each of her screen appearances sparks the imagination. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She …

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