For a town that derives its very essence from its annual May celebration of world cinema, the cancelation of the Cannes Film Festival in 2020 due to the pandemic came as a big blow. But thanks to falling infection rates and rising vaccinations, Cannes’ red carpet and its iconic festival have returned with couture glamour and cinematic ambition.
For its 74th edition, the Cannes International Film Festival launched a new stand-alone section focusing on climate change, featuring one scripted drama and six documentaries centered around environmental issues.
The Cannes Film Festival revealed its official poster for the 74th edition, putting jury president Spike Lee front and center. Lee re-upped this year after having been due to preside over the jury for the festival that was canceled in 2020. Cannes runs from July 6-17 on the French Riviera.