The Cannes Film Festival
The history of the Cannes Film Festival dates back to 1939 when Jean Zay, the French Minister of Education and the Arts (Ministry of Education Post et des Beaux-Arts), a proposal to create “an international film event in France” .
Cannes was chosen for the setting sun and lovely, “he said. The reason for creating a festival in France in response to the impact of fascist takeover of Mussolini in Venice Film Festival. Unfortunately, because of World War II, the festival does not begin until September 20, 1946 and was held at the former Casino de Cannes.
The most prestigious award at Cannes is the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) for best film. This non-public Festival is the involvement of many movie stars and is a popular spot for movie producers to their new films and try to begin their work to sell to dealers who come from all over the world.
This is a fascinating experience to be part of the day or night you can enjoy the atmosphere and even restaurant and hotel bar prices are higher than normal, you can still eat and drink outside “normal” prices on some of the facilities of the main arena, which is the area along the beach – La Croisette.
Of course hotel rooms are at a premium. If you walk along the Croisette in the afternoon can be found in television programs are broadcast in the early evening by channels such as TF1, Canal + and evening draws visitors to the film screening night at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès begin to arrive. They are dressed in – smoking – elegant dresses and movie stars and their surroundings are in a fleet of cars, picking up outside their hotels and deliver them to the red carpet steps. Cars are usually supplied by a major car manufacturer in France.
When night falls, there is usually a public inquiry on the beach with a large screen. The hundreds of movies that take place during the festival not only for the privileged. There are views of the city and outdoor screenings. A visitor can get information from the tourist office.
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