AN IMAGE - Cannes 66

What a beauty of a poster to kick start what will most likely be another great Cannes Film Festival -the 66th one! Movie buffs will revel in the kiss shared between Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward from 1963's little seen A New Kind Of Love. A beautiful poster that took my breath away the first time I saw it. Director Melvin Shavelson's film might not be a masterpiece but it is remembered for this great kiss between Woodward and Newman. Leave it to the folks over at the Cannes Festival to make art out of advertisement. Now if only I can find a way to get that poster. As for the fest itself, it starts on the 15th of May and ends on the 26th of that month - it was recently announced that Baz Lhurmann's long delayed adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the fest. The rest of the lineup has not been announced but is eagerly anticipated as it always produces new work from great auteurs.