People think this Cannes Film Festival poster has been Photoshopped to make the model thinner

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Thursday 30 March 2017 15:15
Celebrities
Picture:(Bronx Agence Paris)

Another day, another blow to body positivity.

This time, it's the official poster for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

A gif has been shared on Twitter of what looks like the original photo, which was taken in 1959, and then the version on the front of Cannes’ magazine.

It shows the model, actor Claudia Cardinale's waist cinched in, and her thigh is lengthened and made to look slimmer. Her arm looks like it's been Photoshopped, too.

It's even made her feet smaller.

The website states next to the poster:

She dances, she laughs, she lives!

The poster has faced criticism. French Le Monde, which has provided a handy slider tool to show the difference between the two images, asks, “Is Claudia Cardinale not enough 'perfect' to appear as it was at the Cannes Film Festival? Apparently not".

But Cardinale herself, now aged 78, has called it a “false controversy”. She told AFP:

This is a poster that, beyond representing me, represents a dance, a flight. This image has been retouched to accentuate this effect of lightness and transpose me into a dreamed character, it is a sublimation.

indy100 has contacted Cannes Film Festival for comment.

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