HFPA and Hollywood to Cannes: Happy 70th!!

by Helen Hoehne May 25, 2017
HFPA lunch in honor of the 70th Cannes Film festival

HFPA president Lorenzo Soria presents Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux with a special commemorative poster at the lunch in honor of the festival's 70th anniversary.

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The 70th anniversary edition of the Cannes Festival has been an historic event and the HFPA helped mark the milestone at the luncheon it hosted with Renault, a star-studded event at the Club by Albane on the rooftop of the JW Marriott hotel.

That’s where HFPA president Lorenzo Soria presented Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival and of the Institut Lumière, with a token of our admiration for the festival’s contribution to the history of cinema. To mark the occasion the HFPA asked a few of our friends to sign a special digital greeting card as a sort of birthday card from Hollywood. Over 45 signatures were collected by the HFPA from the likes of George Clooney, Oprah, Nicole Kidman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Helen Mirren who sent their well wishes to the beloved festival.

The lunch was attended among others by Juliette Binoche, Bérénice Bejo, Harvey Weinstein and Isabelle Huppert,