Cannes Film Festival: Then and now

Cannes Film Festival: Then and now

The Cannes International Film Festival is held annually in Cannes, France and honors new films from all over the globe. Although the festival has origins beginning in the late 1930s, it was officially established in 1947. Cannes International Film Festival is considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals, with the top award being the Palme d'Or or "Golden Palm." Here is a look at Cannes through the years. Actress Blake Lively poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of Captives at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Illustrating why she was dubbed the "Festival Bomb" at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Kim Novak is hustled through the crowd of media to attend an evening performance, April 25, 1956. (AP Photo)

Master of suspense film director Alfred Hitchcock pedals his bicycle to the Cannes international film festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 1972. (AP Photo)

From left, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Mia Wasikowska and David Cronenberg on the red carpet for the screening of Maps to the Stars at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

U.S. actor Richard Gere starring in Terrence Malick's "Day of Heaven" at the Cannes International Film Festival, May 19, 1979. (AP Photo/Jean Jacques Levy)

Actor Ryan Reynolds poses for a portrait for the film Captives at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Actress Salma Hayek holds up a sign reading "bring back our girls", part of a campaign calling for the release of nearly 300 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls being held by Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, as she arrives for the screening of Saint-Laurent at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Ingrid Bergman is snapped from all sides by a crowd of photographers at Cannes, May 16, 1956. She was one of the attractions at the film festival on the Riviera. (AP Photo)

Actress Jessica Chastain holds down her dress as she poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Beach umbrellas line-up on a breezy day at Cannes, Riviera resort which is the scene of the 20th Cannes Film Festival, May 8, 1967. (AP Photo)

British-born movie actress Jane Birkin, right center, and her constant companion, French actor Serge Gainsbourg, left center, pose while they attended the International Film Festival, May 16, 1974, Cannes, France. The rest of the group is unidentified. (AP Photo/Jean Jacques Levy)

From left, actor Guy Pearce, director David Michod and actor Robert Pattinson pose for a portrait to promote The Rover at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose documentary film "Pumping Iron" is to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival, is showing off his body for an appreciative beach audience in Cannes, France, May 20, 1977. (AP Photo)

Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, right, and director Luc Dardenne, left, kiss actress Marion Cotillard as they pose for photographers during a photo call for Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit) at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Famous painter Pablo Picasso in Cannes for the Annual Film Festival seen in Cannes on May 1, 1957. (AP Photo/H. Babout)

Actress Eva Green poses for photographers for the screening of The Salvation at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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American actress Natalie Wood poses for an unidentified U.S. sailor on the Croisette, Cannes, on May 11, 1962, on her arrival for the Cannes Film Festival in France. Natalie appears in "West Side Story." (AP Photo)

 

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