Cannes Poster Honours Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

The Cannes Film Festival unveiled yesterday the poster of its 68th edition that pays tribute to the Swedish legendary actress Ingrid Bergman. The poster created by Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier makes full use of a black and white photo of the star taken by Magnum Agency co-founder David Seymour in 1952. The star of Casablanca who passed away in 1982, would have turned 100 on August 29, 2015.

“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,” said Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini in the festival’s press statement. “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.’”

Cannes will be the launching pad for Stig Björkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman-In Her Own Words featuring unique private footage and diaries from the actress. The Swedish film produced by Mantaray Film with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond is sold internationally by TrustNordisk.

– Article from the Nordisk Film and TV Fund

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.