CANNES, FRANCE (NBC) - Final preparations are underway for the start of one of the world's most famous film festivals.
The official poster for the 67th Cannes Film Festival was hung up Monday, ahead of the festival's start on Wednesday.
The banner pays homage to the movie legends of the past.
It features a sepia-toned portrait of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who starred in the Federico Fellini classic "Eight and a Half."
Eighteen films will be in competition this year for the coveted Palm D'or.