The 75th anniversary of the festival was celebrated with a special ceremony attended by names such as Guillermo Del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Stewart and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday evening Jake GyllenhaalPaolo Sorrentino, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Kruger, Guillermo del ToroJacques Audiard, Melanie LaurentGael Garcia Bernal Nicolas Winding Refn and Nuri Bilge Ceylan celebrated with a group of at least 120 stars, directors and filmmakers from around the world, such as
Some of these names, notably Guillermo del Toro, attended a symposium earlier that same day to discuss the new challenges facing cinema today. Among the talents who appeared on the red carpet at the gala ceremony “Crimes of the Future” team of Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg, there were many stars and directors presenting films at this year’s festival.
Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux and Festival President Pierre Lescure invited each guest to the stage with applause in turn. The guests all posed for a Cannes family portrait, after which Garcia Bernal took the microphone and sang “Ella” by José Alfredo Jiménez with del Toro.
Fremaux opened the ceremony by saying a few words about the permanence of cinema and its importance in promoting Cannes’ cinematic experience. “Cinema is not dead! Cinema lives and will never die!” Fremaux was greeted with cheers and applause.
After the ceremony, the movie “L’innocent” by Louis Garrel was screened.