With the 2015 Cannes Film Festival now under two months away, today we’re pleased to see the official poster for this year’s 68th annual celebration, featuring the timeless Ingrid Bergman. Created by Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier, the poster was based on a photograph by David Seymour, alongside an animated video which remixes the festival’s theme song, “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Patrik Andersson and Andreas Söderström.
Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity.
This year’s poster captures the actress, who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, and starred opposite Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck, in all her beauty, her face lit up by a calm serenity that seems to herald a promising future.
Liberty, audacity, modernity – values also shared by the Festival, year after year, through the artists and films it showcases. Ingrid Bergman, who was President of the Jury in 1973, encouraged this journey…
“My family and I are deeply moved that the Festival de Cannes has chosen to feature our magnificent mother on the official poster to mark the centenary of her birth,” said Isabella Rossellini. “Her outstanding career covered so many countries, from the smallest European independent films to the greatest Hollywood productions. Mum adored working as an actress: for her acting was not a profession but vocation. As she put it, ‘I didn’t choose acting, acting chose me.’ ”
We’ve still got a couple weeks to go before Cannes announces their 2015 line-up, but stay turned as we’ll be keeping a close on our hopefuls for the fest.