Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 2019 Cannes Competition

Published on May 17, 2019

Above: The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch (USA).Maybe if they re-introduced a Best Poster palme to Cannes things would get better. I’ve been doing this Competition round-up for nine years now and, though there are always stand-outs, in general there is nothing much to get excited about. Of course the poster usually comes later, after the films have been picked up for distribution—the best posters here, like those for The Dead Don’t Die and Parasite, are those that already have impending theatrical releases—and many of these films have barely finished editing before they’re rushed to the Croisette, so I shouldn’t complain. But at the same time this is the most prestigious film festival in the world, so you might expect a better turnout. There seem to be fewer posters than ever this year; usually there are three or four I can’t track down,

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