The Swiss watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre and the London-based creative consultancy Finch and Partners are mounting a photography exhibition on the French Riviera to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from 11-22 May. The exhibition follows a successful inaugural instalment last year.
The second chapter of The Art of Behind the Scenes continues to celebrate the images taken by on-set photographers. Curated by the British photographer John Ingledew, it gathers together rare and previously unseen work from eight decades of filmmaking.
Highlights include a shot of Andy Warhol using his first anchored camera, Marilyn Monroe on the set of the Arthur Miller drama The Misfits and Alfred Hitchcock directing his seminal thriller Notorious. Michelangelo Antonioni can be glimpsed through a window on the set of Zabriskie Point, while Jean-Luc Godard walks hand-in-hand with Brigitte Bardot during the filming of Le Mepris. An exceptional 1938 Jaeger-LeCoultre Compass camera will also be displayed.
The exhibition will be held at the Hotel du Roc in the town of Antibes, which lies between Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur. The venue, a grand hotel since 1889, has hosted the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, John. F Kennedy, Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich. It is a currently a favourite with actors visiting for the Cannes Film Festival.