The Italian actress will succeed the French comedian and comedian Laurent Lafitte, in charge of the opening and closing of the biggest meeting of world cinema on the Croisette, from 17 to 28 May. This was a function she already held in 2003.
Monica Bellucci will be the mistress of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, from 17 to 28 May, a position she already held in 2003, said Monday at Canal + AFP on Monday (March 20th). At 52, the Italian actress will succeed the French comedian and comedian Laurent Lafitte , who was in charge of the 69th ceremony last year, after Lambert Wilson, twice in a row, and Audrey Tautou. The jury of the 70th Cannes Film Festival will be chaired by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.
“Monica Bellucci has a long history of friendship with the Cannes Film Festival: in 2000, she first climbed the stairs to present Suspicion by Stephen Hopkins (…) She returned two years later with the sulphurous Irreversible De Gaspar Noé which shocks the festival-goers and fascinates the Croisette through a memorable polemic, “recalls in a statement the encrypted cahine, co-producer and exclusive distributor and in clear of the ceremonies of the Festival of Cannes.
Eclectic and bold artistic choices
Monica Bellucci was a member of the jury in 2006 under the presidency of Wong Kar-wai. The following years, the Italian actress returned to Cannes in selection with the film of Marco Tullio Giordana, An Italian history , and Do not turn of Marina of Van. In 2014, she appeared on the Croisette Les Merveilles by the Italian Alice Rohrwacher who won the Grand Jury Prize.
“At ease in all genres, Monica Bellucci’s film career, which excels from comedy to drama, reflects eclectic and daring artistic choices. She has toured for prestigious filmmakers including Bertrand Blier, Danièle Thompson, Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Mel Gibson, Sam Mendes and Spike Lee.
Monica Bellucci’s latest feature film, Emir Kusturica On The Milky Road , will be released in France on July 12, with David Lynch ‘s Twin Peaks Season 3 .