On the occasion of the opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festival this Tuesday, May 17, the teams of It’s up to you took a closer look at the famous Palme d’Or. At the microphone of Mohamed Bouhafsi, Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, returned to the day when Catherine Deneuve dropped the precious sesame…
The Palme d’Or is the most coveted prize at the Cannes Film Festival. This Tuesday, May 17, It’s up to you devoted part of its program to the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. For the occasion, Mohamed Bouhafsipresent on the Croisette to cover the event, took a closer look at this prestigious award. “Four to six weeks of work to create the Palme“, said the columnist of It’s up to you. And to continue:This Palme d’or is unique and behind each Palm, there are little anecdotes that made his legend.” Like that day when Catherine Deneuve accidentally dropped her Palme d’Or…
“Catherine Deneuve knocked it down. I was very afraid. I have my heart that has stopped, I said to myself: ‘ooh dear, what am I going to do if the palm is broken?’ But she wasn’t broken“, told Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, at the microphone of Mohamed Bouhafsi. Whether Chiara Mastroianni’s mother gave everyone a big scare that day, the precious sesame has, fortunately for her, withstood the shock. But since this incident, changes have still been made, as a precaution: “Since then, we have added extra security to its case.. That way, if someone wants to shake her, she’s safe“, explained Caroline Scheufele.
Volodymyr Zelensky surprise guest at the Cannes Film Festival
During this 75th edition, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise appearance the evening of the opening ceremony presented by Virginie Efira. After having paid tribute to Johnny Hallyday on stage, the Belgian actress evoked the war in Ukraine. “The strength of the festival has always been to be one with history. Today, as we celebrate its 75th edition, Ukrainian directors as well as Russian dissident filmmakers have their place there. Because there are realities which crush everything and which impose themselves on us, because there are voices that we must listen to, ladies and gentlemen, with us, live from kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky“, launched the mistress of ceremonies. An announcement followed by a long and moving standing ovation which particularly touched the politician. ‘Thank you. It’s a great honor for me’reacted the Ukrainian leaderhis hand resting on his heart. “Cinema should not be silent”estimated Volodymyr Zelensky, referring to Charlie Chaplin.
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