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2016 Cannes Film Festival Poster Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Contempt’ (Photo)

The festival will take place from May 11-22 this year, with George Miller as president of the jury

The official poster for the 69th Cannes Film Festival has been released, and it is inspired by Jean-Luc Godard‘s film “Contempt.”

The poster, highlighting the festival dates of May 11 to May 22, shows the steps, the sea and the horizon in front of a yellow gold backdrop.

The poster was designed by Herve Chigioni and graphic designer Gilles Frappier.

“Contempt,” a satirical drama starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, was released in 1963 and is regarded as one of the finest films ever made in CinemaScope, an anamorphic lens used from 1953 to 1967.

On Feb. 1, George Miller, the Oscar-nominated director of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” was named president of the jury at the 2016 festival.

“Mad Max,” which received six Academy Awards last month, including Best Achievement in Film Editing, premiered at last year’s Cannes, where the action film was one of the sensations of the festival.

Miller will preside over a jury of international cinema figures, all of whom will be named at a later date.

See the poster below.

Cannes Film Festival Poster