sunny french riviera, crystal blue sky and the sea, perfect porcelain faces, bright colours, elegant, airy clothes. and it's not the current cannes film festival red carpet that i'm talking about. it's the movie that inspired this years official festival poster, jean-luc goddard's 1963 classic, “le mepris“.
to have it all but to want more. to reach the perfection but to yearn for the mess. harmony and balance beaten by the chaos. that's “le mepris“. perfectly pictured melancholy of life. but it's also the irony of the film industry that this piece is about. the clash between the classic, intellectual side of the art and it's corporate, commercial side. for me, the symbolism is obvious. festivals come and go, but the legends remain.