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Cannes Film Festival is one of our favourite events of the year and I’m pleased to let you all know that we’ll be there again this year to bring you as many reviews from the French Riviera as we possibly can. This morning, Cannes have released this rather clever poster for the 66th Festival de Cannes which features a wonderful photo of Paul Newman and  Joanne Woodward during the filming of A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson in 1963. It’s beautifully simple and I love it!

It comes with the following information about the original photo:

To grace the poster for its 66th edition, the Festival de Cannes has chosen a couple who embody the spirit of cinema like no other: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed during the shooting of the aptly named A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson (1963).

For the Festival it is a chance both to pay tribute to the memory of Paul Newman, who passed away in 2008, and to mark its undying admiration for Joanne Woodward, his wife and most favoured co-star.

They were honoured at the Festival de Cannes in 1958 – the year of their marriage – with the selection In Competition of Martin Ritt’s The Long Hot Summer, the first film in which they appeared together. The links between their story and that of the Festival continued with a series of films directed by Newman, who cast Woodward in unforgettable roles in The Effect of the Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Competition – 1973) and The Glass Menagerie(Competition – 1987).

The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 15th – 26th. Who’s excited?!