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The Cannes Film Festival unveils the official poster for its 77th edition

The festival has chosen to pay tribute to Akira Kurosawa with a poster with an image of the Japanese filmmaker’s penultimate film, “Rhapsody in August.”

After successively paying tribute to Peter Weir’s film The Truman Show After having paid tribute to Catherine Deneuve, the Cannes festival has decided to highlight the cinema of Akira Kurosawa with the poster for its 77th edition presented this Friday, April 19.

“Mirror of cinema, this poster aims to celebrate the 7th Art with amazement,” explains the festival organization in a press release. The image of this poster is taken from Rhapsody in August, one of the last films shot by the Japanese director. It was presented out of competition on the Croisette in 1991, seven years before the filmmaker’s death.

“Seek harmony in all things”

Inside Rhapsody in August, “a grandmother victim of the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 transmits to her grandchildren and her American nephew her faith in love and integrity as a bulwark against war,” summarizes the Cannes festival. “The filmmaker’s penultimate film The legend of the great judo, Rashomon, The seven samurai, Dersu Uzala EITHER Kaden of Dodes “It reminds us of the importance of uniting and seeking harmony in all things.”

The Cannes Film Festival will be held this year from May 14 to 25 and its jury will be chaired by Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie. However, the names of the jury members who will support him in awarding the Palme d’Or have not yet been announced.

Author: Vincent Gautier
Source: BFM TV

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