Day: May 25, 2007

Cannes fait le mur

For the 7th time Cannes organized the art concept ‘Cannes fait le mur’ on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival. To celebrate the 60th edition of the festival 17 giant portraits are hung on the city’s walls beginning May 16 until July 15. Photographer Denis Rouvre shot French stars Emma de Caunes, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Morgan Freeman, Laetitia Casta, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard. Their portraits decorate the following buildings: Alexandra à La Bocca, Médiathèque Espace Ranguin, lycée Jules Ferry, l’hôtel de Ville, Hotels Renoir and HotelCannes Riviera. For the first time also in the street rue d’Antibes portraits are hung up. These feature  Elijah Wood, Alain Delon, Kevin Bacon, Samuel Lee Jackson, Diane Kruger, Rosy de Palma, Matt Damon, David Caradine, Tom Hanks and Maiwenn.

So if you’re in Cannes anytime during the next few weeks you know what to do: look for the Marion poster. My guess is they’re using this picture.

Costa Serena Inauguration

Marion Cotillard was named the Costa Serena’s godmother. Read the original announcement here. The inaugural festivities took place last Saturday, May 19, in Marseille, France.

First came “the official christening ceremony in a more traditional maritime fashion. Godmother Marion Cotillard possessed an actor’s excellent timing (and great instincts). She successfully hacked a rope in one swipe, allowing for a Champagne bottle to smash against the ship’s hull. Two cannons fired confetti into the air, and the Chorus of the Marseilles Opera burst into song.”

That was followed by a gala dinner for more than 1,200 guests – for which internationally-renowned chefs had been commissioned. The evening’s festivities celebrating the Costa Serena ended with an inaugural show, entitled “Mediterranean Serenade,” involving the entire city of Marseille. “ Blending fireworks and projections of light that illuminated the night sky with explosive colors, the show was centered around Marseille’s four most famous monuments (known as the city’s “four wonders”): Pharo Cove and Palace, Sainte Marie Majeure Cathedral, Entrecastaux Castle and the Fort Saint-Jean. Each site was individually lit up, and the fireworks exploding overhead offered a joyful visage. CostaSerena too was ablaze with lights.”

The cruise company’s site about the Inaugural event: Costa Serena

006 ‘Costa Serena’ Inaugural event

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