The film magic conjures up the city every year for 12 days. You´ll be enchanted by the art de vivre - the world of gourmet delights and the art of living. In addition, 80 steps of famous stars on the red carpet, 4,000 journalists, 250,000 visitors and a silver screen. A bit of snobbishness, luxury, shimmering shine - welcome to the European city of film, Cannes!
Every edition is unique in its content and every year, works of high artistic value are presented. But what cannot be forgotten?
You can remember the jolly and exaggerated joy of Robert Benigni in 1998 after winning an Oscar for Best Actor, when he jumped in the seats and hugged nearby stars.
The beautiful Princess Diana created an iconic moment in 1987 as she walked down the red carpet in a blue, strapless Catherine Walker dress.
Brigitte Bardot caused an upheaval during the 1953 film festival when she showed up on a beach in a swimsuit.
The first international film festival was held in Cannes in 1939 and was chaired by the famous camera inventor Louise Lumière. It was an idea was born in the head of the fine arts minister - Jean Zaye. This magnificent achievement was interrupted only by the First World War.
The main venue of the famous film festival since1982 has been the Festival Palace. The huge concrete and glass building dominates the western edge of the famous Cannes Promenade, La Croisette. The building of the palace is surrounded by the so-called 'Star-Studded Floor’ inspired by Hollywood on which tiles with hand prints of film stars are installed in the sidewalk. And there are already many!