The just-released official poster for the 64th Cannes Film Festival sounds a familiar note in certain circles. “That ’70s vibe will never be with us again so let’s look backward”…right? Obviously a sultry and highly glamorous image of Faye Dunaway, of course, taken when she was about 30.
It was snapped during the shooting or promotion for Jerry Schatzberg‘s Puzzle of a Downfall Child (’70), which didn’t play all that well for me when I saw it in the ’90s. It’s an impressionistic time-shifty mood piece about a depressed and half-suicidal model turned actress, but it feels too scattered — it never settles in.