The poster of the 71st Festival de Cannes or the 2018 Cannes Film Festival was taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film “Pierrot le fou” and inspired by the work of Georges Pierre, a French still photographer who was born in Noyons, France on
This immense still photographer, who died in Paris, France on immortalize the shooting of over a hundred films in a 30-year career that began in 1960 with Jacques Rivette, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle. He then worked in partnership with Robert Enrico, Yves Robert, Claude Sautet, Bertrand Tavernier, Andrzej Zulawski, Andrzej Wajda and Godard.
Committed to achieving recognition for stills photographers as artists in their own right, Pierre founded the Association des Photographes de Films. The group is tasked with defending the material and moral interests of cinema photographers.
Created by Philippe Savoir, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival poster itself is the work of graphic designer Flore Maquin, a 27-year-old illustrator. Savoir’s works can be seen on Filifox.
Inspired by pop culture, Maquin blends drawing, painting and digital art in a vibrant and colorful world, as seen in her works available on her official website. A passionate film buff, she works with Universal Pictures, Paramount Channel, Europacorp, Wild Side and Arte, revisiting or creating alternatives for film posters.
With Édouard Baer as Master of Ceremonies and Cate Blanchett as President of the Jury, the Festival de Cannes will begin on May 8, 2018. The official selection for full-length films will be announced on April 12, 2018.