Cannes 67th Official Poster

Cannes 2014 poster has been launched just about two days before Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux unveils the lineup for this year’s event.

The 67th Fest poster showing actor Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini’s  8 1/2 is the handiwork of Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer partner Gilles Frappier.

Chigioni said it’s none-more-Cannes and explains,

“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness. The happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”

The Italian great’s daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, added:

“I am very proud and touched that Cannes has chosen to pay tribute to my father with this poster. I find it very beautiful and modern, with a sweet irony and a classy sense of detachment. It’s really him through and through.”

Organizers said:

“We celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures.”

In recent years, images of Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Faye Dunaway and Monica Vitti have graced the Festival posters.

The upcoming fest runs from May 14-25.

Click on the image for a closer look.