by Jessica Nin
Cannes 65th annual film festival is well on its way, and with some of last year’s entries turning into box office gold, this year’s talented filmmakers definitely have a standard to keep. Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. With Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” opening the festival last year, no one would have guessed it would become one of Allen’s highest grossing films ever, getting him his first Oscar in 25 years. With 2012 judges like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ewan McGregor and few other well known faces, this years Cannes Film Festival seems like one unforgettable, star-studded fest.
The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to a recently departed French filmmaker, announcing that it has chosen “Therese D,” the final work from the late Claude Miller, as its closing-night film.
For more information on the Cannes Film Festival going on now until May 27th:
Info courtesy of: Festival de Cannes, Indiewire, LA Times Blog, Hollywood Reporter, NY Daily News, The Guardian UK.
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