Vintage Cannes: 1956 - Ingrid Bergman, Muse, Star, Icon

by Ana Maria Bahiana May 27, 2017
Actress Ingrid Bergman in Cannes 1956

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Born in Sweden, catapulted to stardom by Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman is such an integral part of Cannes that the festival made her the face of the event in 2015, the centenary of her birth.  She visited the festival many times and was president of the competition jury in 1973. In 1956 she was in Cannes with director Anatole Litvak's Anastasia, in competition.  The picture won no awards on the Croisette, but went on to receive many accolades, including a Golden Globe for Bergman as Best Actress (one of her three Globes). The visit also yielded a series of great photos by master David "Chim" Seymour, including this one - a fitting au revoir to this historical edition of the Cannes Film Festival.