Marilyn Monroe postered for Cannes

2012-02-29 10:59

Paris – Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have chosen to honour Marilyn Monroe by incorporating a photo of the Hollywood icon for the poster of this year’s event.

The organisers said in a statement yesterday that “50 years after her death, Marilyn remains one of the major figures of world cinema, an eternal and contemporary reference of grace, mystery and seduction.”

The poster shows the American actress, eyelids lowered and lips pursed, blowing out a candle on a birthday cake.

The 65th Cannes Film Festival runs from May
16-27.

Nanni Moretti, the satirical Italian filmmaker and 2001 Palme d’Or winner, heads the jury at this year’s festival on the French Riviera.

–AP/Channel24

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