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Fellini's movie '8 1/2' honored in the Cannes Film Festival poster

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Two days ago according to the "Hollywood Reporter," the Cannes Film Festival unveiled it's official poster for the 67th Festival de Cannes. The festival honored director Federico Fellini's critically acclaimed film "8 1/2." The poster has Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni on it. It was designed by Herve Chigion and Gilles Frappier.

"8 1/2" was an awarding movie from 1963 film that starred Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Sandro Milo, and Barbara Steele. The film screened at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, since then it has been praised all around the world.

Marcello's daughter, Chiara Mastroianni had commented on the poster, she had said that she was very proud and touched that Cannes chose to pay a tribute to her father. Her father, Marcello Mastroianni starred in several prominent movies during his lifetime like "La Dolce Vita," "La Notte," and the comedies, "Marriage Italian Style" and "Divorce Italian Style." He made his last movie in the 90s

Last year the 2013 festival had honored actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on the official poster.

The 2014 festival is May 14 to 25, and today the official line-up was announced this morning in Paris. David Cronenberg, Alice Rohrwacher, Mike Leigh, Asia Argento, Wim Wenders, and famed French director, Jean-Luc Godard are just some directors that will be competing at the 67th Festival de Cannes.

Mastroianni himself had won several times for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.


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