Fifty years after her death, and on its 65th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the icon of the 2012 Festival.
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.
She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss.
The Festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolises the ideal of simplicity and elegance.