Cannes 2023 Festival Poster: French Film Legend Catherine Deneuve will be the center of attention at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, making another appearance on the Croisette. The famous image for this year’s poster is a picture taken in 1968 by filmmaker Alain Cavalier of a teenage Deneuve standing on the Pampelonne beach, close to Saint Tropez. Deneuve played Lucile, the mistress of a wealthy man who misses the creature comforts of life when she leaves him for a younger partner in the French romantic drama. The organizers of this edition of the Cannes Film Festival mention the following:




“Her heart beats frantically, hurriedly, passionately. Like the heart of cinema that the Festival de Cannes celebrates every year.’’

Cannes Film Festival Poster 2023

Who is Catherine Deneuve?

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, known professionally as Catherine Deneuve, is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model, and producer, considered one of the greatest European actresses. Along with these occupations, she also remains steadfast with certain humanitarian causes making her an ambassador to philanthropic efforts under many international banners. With saucy gossip at large about her love life, Deneuve has worked and is associated with stellar brands and names to carry out her different roles with flair and style, perfectly positioning her for this honor.

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Deneuve is a Cannes regular, including helping launch on the red-carpet Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which won the Palme d’Or in 1964. She went on to dominate top European festivals with titles like Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, A Matter of Resistance by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and The Young Girls of Rochefort by Demy. Among her best-known roles was in Luis Buñuel’s Belle du Jour, which won Venice’s Golden Lion in 1967. And Deneuve took home the Coppa Volpi for best actress at Venice in 1998 for her performance in Nicole Garcia’s Place Vendôme.

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