Reels From Cannes Film Festival

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The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently taking place from 17 to 28 May 2017, in Cannes, France.  Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar has been selected as the President of the Jury for the festival with Italian actress Monica Bellucci hosting the opening and closing ceremonies. Ismael’s Ghosts, directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, has been selected as the opening film for the festival.

Ismael’s Ghosts
The opening film “Ismael’s Ghosts” is a more-French-than-French affair. The Gallic auteur is a firm friend of the festival, with several of his previous films, including Ma Vie Sexuelle, La Sentinelle, and Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian debuting in competition. Mathieu Amalric heads up an ensemble of French acting royalty that includes Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and long-time Desplechin collaborator, Louis Garrel. Amalric plays Ismael, a film-maker whose life with Sylvia (Gainsbourg) is interrupted when his lost love Carlotta (Cotillard) returns from the dead.

The festival celebrated its 70th anniversary. In late March 2017, official poster of the festival was revealed featuring Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. The actress responded, “‘I am honoured and proud to be flying the flag for the 70th Festival de Cannes, and delighted with this choice of photo. It’s the image I myself have of the Festival, of an event that illuminates everything around.

How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Daughter Aaradhya Steals The Show

New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her final appearance on the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. The 43-year-old actress looked ravishing in a red gown by Ralph & Russo. She styled her look with studded earrings. This was Aishwarya’s 16th year at Cannes, where she represented cosmetics giant, L’Oreal and the Guzaarish actress was accompanied by her five-year-old daughter Aaradhya. A few adorable videos and pictures of the duo from the event are going viral on social media and Aardhya looks at ease with all the paparazzi. Aishwarya Rai born 1st November 1973, also known by her married name Rai, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. Rai has received numerous awards and accolades, including two Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. She has often been called “the most beautiful woman in the world”.

compiled by Daniel Ekiye

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