New : Launch of the "Gateway to Stars", an exceptional mapping at the Palais des Festivals of Cannes

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New: Launch of the "Gateway to Stars", an exceptional mapping at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes

 

From 24 July to 21 August 2021, every evening from 10.00pm to 11.30pm, the façade and steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will be lit up to the accompaniment of a musical creation. This year, this 10-minute sound and light show will be broadcast for the first time on the entire façade of the Palais to form part of the theme of the summer cultural programme: cinema.

The scenography for this giant "mapping", designed by Les Ateliers Athem, puts on display the history of cinema and the Festival with a reinterpretation of cult films.

It provides a gateway to a surreal journey leading from the iconic steps to different cinematic horizons.

The visual pictures with their interplay of perspectives and illusion will feature films that have left their mark on Cannes and cinema.

What’s more, for the first time, a trompe-l'oeil "red carpet" will take place at the top of the steps to set the stage for the Palais by day.

"A week after hosting the largest cultural festival in the world, the 7th Art will once again be in the spotlight at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. This year, the summer mapping will offer the people of Cannes an opportunity to relive all the thrills of an evening at the Cannes Film Festival. The Palais will also be adorned with an extraordinary red carpet to make the whole planet envious, created thanks to the photos of Gilles Traverso. For this launch, we will pay tribute to Claire-Anne Reix, President of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from 2014 to 2020, who recently passed away."

David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes