Friday, March 22, 2013

Cannes Official Poster and Opening Motion Picture

The official poster for the 66th Cannes International Film Festival (15 - 26 May, 2013) was released earlier today. It features Mr. and Mrs. Paul Newman, an acting, producing, philanthropic couple married for over five decades until his death, highly usual in Hollywood. Newman died in September, 2008. Woodward is still living in Westport, Connecticut.

The photograph was taken during the filming of the 1963 romantic comedy, "A New Kind of Love." In 1958, the year they married, the first film in which they appeared together, "The Long hot Summer" directed by Martin Ritt, was in competition at the festival. Newman has often been quoted as saying about his relationship with Woodward, "Why go out for hamburger when you can have steak at home?"

Mulligan as Daisy and DiCaprio as Gatsby
As of now, Buz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (3D, Warner Bros.) based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel,  will open this year's festival May 15th, after having opened Stateside on the 10th. It has been pointed out that opening Stateside before Cannes might cause some Box Office problems for the movie. Stars Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Buz Luhrmann are expected to attend the festival. The movie also stars Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton.  Festival Website in English