cannes_2010PARIS, Mar 29, 2010 / FW/ — Slated on May 12 – 23, 2010, the 63rd Festival de Cannes continues the series of heroines as representation of screen mysteries for its official poster.

Featuring a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe and graphic design Annick Durban, the illuminates the scene with her presence; the magic of her enigmatic gaze heightened by her austere attire, the grace of her gesture is an invitation to follow.

Festival organizers were charmed by this allegorical figure of the cinema who gives life to the image with a single stroke of her luminous brush.

Meanwhile, as Alice in Wonderland continues to be an international box office hit, its director Tim Burton has become the first artist whose origins are in animation to preside over the jury of the Festival de Cannes.

“A filmmaker with a heart of gold and silver hands, Tim Burton is first and foremost a poet. He’s a magician of visual delights who turns the screen into a faery wonder. We hope his sweet madness and gothic humour will pervade the Croisette, bringing Christmas to all. Christmas and Halloween…” said Gilles Jacob, Festival President.

Upon accepting the invitation from Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux, Tim Burton declared: “After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this. It’s a great honour and I look forward, with my fellow jurors, to watching some great films from around the world. When you think of Cannes you think of world cinema. And as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true.”

Poster: copyright © Brigitte Lacombe – graphic design Annick Durban)