Nope, no classic cinema stars here, just a more abstract image that plays to the spirit of the programming. Here's the official blurb on just what exactly it all represents:
Two persons in the middle of the desert, under a distant western sky.
The epitome of Adventure. Two modern-day cow-boys in a SUV.
Or, why not, the vehicle of two filmmakers scouting locations, who briefly, forget their solitude to confront their experience and their destiny under a Fordain sky.
The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs this year will be a meeting place for creative artists in the midst of desire.
And a series of adventures, comedies and tragedies of today.
Life, indeed, but under skies bigger than life, as Nicholas Ray would put it...Movies, in short.
Meanwhile, in the other Cannes program -- the Critics' Week sidebar -- "Tabu" director Miguel Gomes has been tapped to head the jury. The filmmaker's last effort charmed many on The Playlist staff, with his black-and-white, memory infused, classic cinema throwback landing on a few Best Of 2012 lists so we'll be curious to see what suits his tastes from the competition slate this year.
The Directors' Fortnight runs from May 16-26 and the Critics' Week from May 16-24. Poster below.