The choice to pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival poster is no surprise as she’s been an icon in world cinema for ages, but I can’t say I am particularly moved by HervÃ© Chigioni‘s design here, using an image taken by David Seymour and collaborating with his graphic designer Gilles Frappier. It just looks rather plain to me, especially compared to last year’s, which Chigioni was also behind, featuring Marcello Mastroianni. The image definitely has class, but it just doesn’t quite pop for me the same as so many others have recently.
On top of the 2011’s featuring Faye Dunaway.
In addition to the poster, Chigioni produced an animated film based on the visual, featuring a remix of the Festival’s theme music, “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns, arranged by two Swedish musicians, Patrik Andersson and Andreas SÃ¶derstrÃ¶m. Watch that below.
Quoted in the press release, Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini said, “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. 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.'”
The 68th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 13-24, the Official Selection will be announced on Thursday 16th April.
Check out the poster below.
Here are those previous versions I mentioned above.