May is an exciting time of year with two of my favourite festivals happening this month- Eurovision and the Cannes Film Festival. Both festivals satisfy my three main interests other than food- film, fashion and music. Cannes holds a special place in my heart too as I entered my short film into the festival, and even though it didn't even get selected (I'm ok now, really I am),it is a highlight even just knowing somebody in Cannes watched it during the selection process. The festival has always been associated with glamour, movie stars and gorgeous gowns, and not to mention the parties on the riviera. There is a definite buzz in the air as we all wait to hear who has been awarded the Palme d'Or and who will wear what and by whom. This year, for the 65th year, I was so thrilled to hear that they chose Marilyn Monroe to be the official icon of the festival. Also a special choice as it will be 50 years since Monroe's death this August. So I thought I would take a look back at some moments in retro Cannes history as well as some of my highlights for 2012. What have been some of your favourites?
Beth Ditto's tribute to Marilyn Monroe
Jacques Audiard, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts
Jean-Paul Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Ewan Mc Gregor