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First Look: Cannes Posters

I came across many types of posters during my time at Cannes and I’ve been uploading the database with various posters that take the form of future theatrical posters or temporary production one sheets. Here are some samples of the more popular titles that I’ve scanned.

Those who’ve read the book told me that the Coens Bros.’ film stays true to what Cormac McCarthy could have put down on paper. The same faithfulness can be said about the proposed one sheet and the book jacket art I’ve seen.

Like last year’s much talked about enviro-docu, Leo DiCaprio's 11th Hour makes a creative use of the cement world and the world where birds’ chirps aren’t flooded by car honks.

This is the French poster for Gus Van Sant's newest – and having seen the film it ties in thematically to the young protagonist's difficulty in assesing his state of mind with regards to the traumatic event that has him losing sleep.   

This is the production poster for Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut. Safe to say that Kaufman’s New York won’t look anything like the thousands of other NYC stories currently available at Netflix.

With Tarsem in the director’s chair and judging from the image in this poster – I’m thinking that those who like the redundant torture porn might get something that is actually worth their while.

Even with the names listed above – not many people know about this film project. The same can't be said about buyers who've picked up the title for virtually every market.  

There is nothing special about the poster for Mr.Crowe's next release – except for the stache. Lionsgate Films should be releasing this on their fall or Holiday schedule. 

I came very close to ripping down this poster during the festival – not sure if this is a still shot by the film's director Anton Corbijn but black and white looks really good with this image.

Might as well call this one a remake – looks awfully close to a certain Goldie Hawn's Private Benjamin. Shouldn't be too much of a stretch for J Simpson to play a ditzy blonde.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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