70th Festival de Cannes unveils its official poster

She dances, she laughs, she lives! Who better to symbolise the 70th Festival de Cannes than Claudia Cardinale, the image of an adventurous actress, independent woman and social activist?

Throughout the 12-days festival, the spirit of openness and welcome will infuse the Croisette ­– as it does every year – with pictures of a world that dares to look itself in the mirror, to stand proud and to speak out.

The 70th Festival de Cannes runs from 17 to 28 May, 2017.

‘I am honoured and proud to be flying the flag for the 70th Festival de Cannes,’ says Claudia Cardinale, ‘and delighted with this choice of photo. It’s the image I myself have of the Festival, of an event that illuminates everything around. That dance on the rooftops of Rome was back in 1959. No one remembers the photographer’s name… I’ve also forgotten it. But this photo reminds me of my origins, and of a time when I never dreamed of climbing the steps of the world’s most famous cinema hall. Happy anniversary!’

With Monica Bellucci as Mistress of Ceremonies and Pedro Almodóvar as the President of the Jury, the 70th Festival de Cannes will run from 17 to 28 May, 2017.

Image: 2017 Official Poster © Bronx (Paris). Photo: Claudia Cardinale © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images

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