Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015 Poster Pays Tribute to Ingrid Bergman

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015 Poster Pays Tribute to Ingrid Bergman

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The 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) has chosen to pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman with this year's poster, following on from Marcello Mastroianni in 2014.

This year's poster features the Swedish actress who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, and starred opposite Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck.

The star of films including Casablanca, Notorious and Spellbound, Bergman was President of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 1973. She died in 1982, aged 67.

Her daughter, actress Isabella Rossellini, said of the poster: "My family and I are deeply moved that the Festival de Cannes has chosen to feature our magnificent mother on the official poster to mark the centenary of her birth.

"Her outstanding career covered so many countries, from the smallest European independent films to the greatest Hollywood productions. Mum adored working as an actress: for her acting was not a profession but vocation. As she put it, 'I didn't choose acting, acting chose me.' "

Based on a photograph by David Seymour, co-founder of Magnum Agency, Hervé Chigioni, who also created last year's festival poster, was again behind this year's image, with his graphic designer Gilles Frappier. …

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