An intriguing look at what I would consider a relatively minor phenomenon in Paris. I totally agree with this sentence though: “For a modern nation entrenched in tradition, it’s pretty amazing to see the French open up to the avant-garde (if you can even call it that) of another place.” In fact I believe I wrote something similar back in November.
Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We’re going coast to coast, country to country to find out. Turns out the French haven’t banned email after…
Although the author originally referred to a French bakery as a pâtisserie (DD caught this right away and apparently he wasn’t the only one since they’ve already corrected it), she does set straight some common misconceptions about living in France.
Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963.
In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, 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.
“The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right in to a promise of global cinematographic happiness,” explains the poster’s designer. “The happiness of experiencing the Festival de Cannes together.”
In his films, Marcello Mastroianni continued to encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist and poetic about cinema. On seeing the poster for the first time, Chiara Mastroianni, the actor’s daughter, said simply: “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!” — Cannes 2014