• Cérémonie d'ouverture © Alberto Pizzoli /AFP 

Cérémonie d'ouverture © Alberto Pizzoli /AFP 

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett open the 71st edition of Cannes Film Festival


The Cannes Film Festival opened tonight at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition.

The enthusiasm of Edouard Baer, ​​Master of Ceremonies accompanied on the piano by Gerard Daguerre, set the tone for an edition under the sign of inspiration.

The Feature Film Jury: Chang Chen, Ava DuVernay, Robert Guediguian, Khadja Nin, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Andrey Zvyagintsev and their luminous president, Cate Blanchett, was welcomed and presented by Thierry Frémaux, while It was up to Pierre Lescure to welcome the next decade of cinema.

After screening a montage of films in the running for the 2018 Palme d'Or, singer Juliette Armanet joined the stage to perform Les Moulins de mon coeur, a title composed by Michel Legrand and Oscar for the best original song in 1969.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival has been declared open by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett.

The first film of the Competition, Asghar Farhadi's Todos Lo Saben (Everybody Knows) was screened at the end of the Ceremony in the presence of its director and actors: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín.

The Ceremony was broadcast in clear by Canal +, as well as in the cinemas partners. Everybody Knows is to discover tomorrow in the French cinemas.

Source Festival de Cannes