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Cannes FF Celebrates Marilyn Monroe

Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 2nd, 2012

For its 65th anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival has chosen Marilyn Monroe to adorn its official poster. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death, and Cannes has selected her as the icon of the 2012 Festival. This comes in a year when Monroe is especially visible….being the subject of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, with Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams incarnating the sensitive movie queen, and also being the focus of SMASH, the hit television series about a Broadway production of a musical about the legendary cinema queen. “Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary,” the festival said in a statement. “Each of her screen appearances sparks the imagination. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary.”

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