We are delighted to reveal the poster for the 51st edition of the Festival La Rochelle Cinéma and the retrospective that inspired this painting by Stanislas Bouvier.
“Known for her steely character, her rages, and her legendary whims, Bette Davis was by turns ‘Jezebel’, ‘Dangerous’, viper, thief, ambitious, and the unforgettable Margo Channing of Mankiewicz’s All About Eve. Bette Davis is a pair of eyes, deep and expressive, but also a mouth, unmistakably hers throughout her career. Centered on her sulky scarlet mouth and her hand opening like a flower, the poster for the festival’s latest edition is a reminiscence, the memory of a lost golden age where this beauty abandoned herself to our gaze and was reborn before our eyes as the ‘First Lady of the American screen.’”
Stanislas Bouvier, painter of the Festival’s posters since 1991
Icon of the Warner Bros. studio, this time-defying actress, symbol of tenacity and tireless worker whose career spans six decades, will appear on the screens of La Rochelle in her roles that marked the Golden Age of Hollywood and, especially, Warner Bros.: Alfred E. Green’s Dangerous, William Wyler’s Jezebel, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve.
Starting in June, you may also find her in bookstores with the publication in Capricci’s Stories collection of Anne-Capucine Blot’s Bette Davis – Fatiguée d’être moi.
Retrospective in collaboration with Capricci as part of Warner Bros.’ celebration of its first 100 years.