The Cannes Festival has revealed the official poster for the 75th edition of the festival, which will take place from May 17–28.
Cannes Festival unveils the official 2022 poster
The Cannes Festival poster includes an image from the famous ending of “The Truman Show,” directed by Peter Weir and starring Jim Carrey in 1999.
The poster shows a scene from the Paramount movie in which Carrey’s Truman touches a cloudy sky while ascending a staircase, with a big “75” added to signify the 75th anniversary.
The text of the poster read:”In its accompanying notes the festival said, “Just as the unforgettable Truman embodied by the one-and-only Jim Carrey whose fingers brush his horizon, the Festival de Cannes takes the extreme nature of the world in its stride in order to grasp it again. The climate crisis, humanitarian disasters, and armed conflicts… the reasons for concerns are numerous”
“As in 1939 and in 1946, the Festival is once again asserting its strong conviction that art and cinema are where contemplation and the renewal of society unravel. And yet it remains faithful to its founding commitment enshrined in article 1 of its rules: The purpose of the Festival International Film, in a spirit of friendship and universal cooperation, is to reveal and showcase quality films in the interest of the evolution of the art of cinematography”
“Peter Weir and Andrew Niccol’s The Truman Show (1998) is a modern reflection of Plato’s cave and the decisive scene urges viewers to not only experience the border between reality and its representation but to ponder the power of fiction, between manipulation and catharsis. Just as Truman escapes falsehood as he rises, the Festival, with its famous ascending red carpet, offers viewers the truth of the artists when they enter the theater.”