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Behind the Scenes at Cannes

Ever wondered how much work and resources go into staging the biggest film event of the year? Wonder no more! See the Palais des Festivals as it gets dressed and meet the hardworking teams behind the set-up: from projectionists to gardeners, to lighting crew to construction workers, Cannes would not be possible without them!

Photos via Festival de Cannes

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Cannes. As the grandest annual celebration of triumphs in cinema, a lot of preparation and legwork must be made before the town welcomes its top-billing guests. Take an exclusive look at the goings-on around the scenic French town that hosts Le Festival International du Film as it begins its 65th year today!

Photos via Festival de Cannes

Preparations began inside as the theatres were set-up for film screenings and awarding ceremonies. Don’t forget the red carpet and stairs where invited personalities traditionally have their photographs taken!

Photos via Festival de Cannes

It would be a waste to coop up indoors all day and not enjoy the seaside town of Cannes, so a restaurant, lounge areas, and big screens were mounted outside.

Photos via Festival de Cannes

Et voila… The venue is ready! Who are the people responsible for putting this all together? Just like in movie productions, every person plays an important role that is vital to the completion of the project. Kudos to everyone who put in an arm and a leg to create the grandiose set-up! There’s only one thing left to do now: let these finely-skilled men get busy cranking those projectors, just like they used to in the old days. LomoKino movies, anyone? :-)

It’s time to get lost in dark theatres and let films whisk us away on various cinematic adventures!

Stay tuned for more news about the 65th Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 16 – 27. In the meantime, you can join our Lomography x MUBI LomoKino Rumbles!

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