The 70th Cannes Film Festival will take place from the 17th to 28th of May 2017: it will consist in twelve days of previews, awards, guests, press conferences, but also Red Carpet nights, exclusive parties and much more!
As every year, Croisette is set to become the point of reference for auteur cinema, opening its doors to international film directors, actors and actresses and showing in its theatres the most anticipated movies.
The French festival will officially open on the 17th of May with the show of the opening film: this year French director Arnaud Desplechin’s "Les Fantomes d'Ismael" with Mathieu Amlaric and Marion Cotillard will have the honour to inaugurate the event.
In addition to the previews and some out of competition films, the Cannes Film Festival 2017 will focus on the Official Selection, that consists in the 18 competition films yearning for winning the prestigious Golden Palm.
Pedro Almodóvar will head the jury of the Cannes Film Festival and he will be flanked by Monica Bellucci, who will be the maîtresse des Cérémonies and the goddess of the 70th edition of the Festival. The Italian actress will attend the opening and the closing ceremonies.
Every year the Cannes Film Festival also presents an official Poster that expresses the spirit of the show. This year the official poster is dedicated to Claudia Cardinale. Over the years Marcello Mastroianni, Marilyn Monroe and the couple Paul Newman - Joan Woodward had the honour of being portrayed on the poster.
The "day by day" calendar of the Cannes Film Festival 2017 includes not only movie shows. Many events are planned, and some of them are related to works associated to brands traditionally linked to the Festival: an example is the Chopard party, one of the most exclusive ones of the Festival.
The evening Red Carpets are the daily appointment and the symbol of the Cannes Festival where the most elegant, most precious and even the most striking dresses are shown off. The international guests of Cannes then climb the marvelous montée des marches which leads to the magical Palais, where the magic of cinema is performed.
This edition will be a glamorous event, which will be even more fascinating this year thanks to the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Cannes Film Festival.
Kinetic sculptures that create floating holographs, magnetic fields that generate dynamic fluid ferrofluid forms, immersive audiovisual experiences where you can experience unknown virtual projections.
These are some of the installations presented in the ArtFutura exhibition. Digital Creatures from April 29 to September 10, 2017, is a real immersive experience in digital art on display at the new exhibition spaces of the Ex-Dogana in Rome.
After Barcelona, New York and London, ArtFutura also takes place in Rome for over four months and for this Italian performance, the curator Montxo Algora has brought together the best international digital Creatures.
Six are the protagonists of the Exhibition, together with some works from the international festival ArtFutura, who have celebrated for many years the multimedia art all over the world.
Since 26 years, ArtFutura celebrates multimedia art world-wide, exploring the most exciting projects and the most innovative ideas in the international landscape of new media, interactive design, videogames and digital animation.
The exhibition “Digital Creatures” shows in Rome a new type of artists that test the limits of creativity using unique digital tools: are you ready to immerse yourself in the art of the future?
The Met Gala, formally called the “Costume Institute Gala” and also known as the “Met Ball”, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the show sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.
Falling this year on Monday 1st May 2017, the annual Met Gala is the most anticipated fashion event of the year for its Red Carpet and for the biggest names from the worlds of acting, music and fashion gather for the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's fashion exhibition in New York.
This year will be celebrated the Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and the show, named “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”, will showcase 150 of her womenswear creations dating from the early 1980s.
Kawakubo will also be an honorary chair at the Gala alongside Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.
It's not the first time that a designer has been the focus of the renowned exhibition, the Met Gala has also celebrated Yves Saint Laurent for his 25 years career, Charles James, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen one year after his death, Balenciaga, Chanel, Poiret, and among Italians Gianni Versace, Schiaparelli and Prada.
After the inauguration night of the Met Ball, the exhibition "Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between" will open May 4 and run through September 4.
Gucci announced the new cultural project involving the Uffizi Gallery and the city of Florence. The event will be celebrated on May 29th with Cruise 2018 collection at Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace.
The 'Boboli Spring' project has been promoted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under the aegis of the Florence city council. It includes a partnership with the Uffizi Gallery for the restoration and enhancement of the botanical heritage of the Boboli Gardens through Gucci’s commitment of two million euro over three years .
This act of patronage will culminate in the maison runway show at the Palatine Gallery, that has been restored for the occasion and will host the event showing off Cruise 2018 Collection (scheduled on May 29th).
"After showing the last two Cruise collections in the Art District of New York in 2015 and in the cloisters of London’s Westminster Abbey in 2016" stated President and CEO of Gucci Marco Bizzarri, "the celebration of the upcoming Cruise collection in the heart of this city has a special meaning, highly consistent with the cultural and aesthetic path of Alessandro Michele, who finds his unquenchable source of inspiration in the city of Florence and in its Renaissance masterpieces”.
The Boboli Gardens represent a unique location thanks to their sculptures, architecture, landscapes and plants coming from all over the world.
The Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini said: "Fashion is part of the cultural heritage and history of our country, where taste, elegance and the education in beauty are part of our everyday life. The link between fashion and art has always been very close and has often favoured occasions for suggestive and unique meetings. Also in this case a prestigious brand of Italian style decides to invest significantly on a great cultural institution in full compliance with its mission."
Through the “Boboli Spring” project Gucci celebrates its return to the origin and its timeless bond with Florence.