LONDON – A photograph of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman taken during the shoot of the aptly named , by Melville Shavelson in 1963 is the image used for the poster for this year’s Festival de Cannes, which runs May 15 through 26..
Festival organizers said the poster and its image gives this year’s 66th edition a chance both to pay tribute to the memory of Newman, who died in 2008, and to mark "its undying admiration for Woodward, his wife and most favored co-star."
The pair were honored at the Festival de Cannes in 1958 – the year of their marriage – with the selection In Competition of Martin Ritt’s the first film in which they appeared together.
The links between their story and that of the Festival continued with a series of films directed by Newman, who cast Woodward in unforgettable roles in (Competition – 1973) and (Competition 1987).
The photograph from the shoot was isolated, remastered and redesigned by the Paris based Bronx agency.