Virginie Efira will be the mistress of ceremonies at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Virginie Efira poses on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. (July 9, 2021.) Getty Images

The actress will succeed Doria Tillier, who officiated during the previous edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the organizers revealed on the official Twitter account of the event, Thursday, March 17. She had climbed the steps in 2021 to Benedetta.

“A solar presence to celebrate cinema.” This is the portrait of Virginie Efira drawn up by the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival. The latter indeed announced on the Twitter account of the event, on Thursday March 17, that the actress would preside over the opening and closing ceremonies of this 75and editing. She is thus preparing to succeed Doria Tillier, who officiated the previous year on the stage of the Palais des Festivals. The opportunity for Virginie Efira to sign her big comeback on the Croisette, after having presented Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven there, in 2021. The film Titaniumby Julia Ducournau, then won the Palme d’Or.

Tom Cruise, prestigious guest

Although the composition of the jury for this 75th edition has not yet been announced, the heroine of Sibyl (2019) probably hopes that the lucky ones will not reproduce the epic blunder of Spike Lee, president of the jury during the last edition of the Festival. The latter had indeed revealed by mistake the winner of the Palme d’Or, and this, at the beginning of the 2021 closing ceremony.

This year, it is another leading figure of American cinema who will walk the Cannes red carpet. Tom Cruise has indeed been invited to the Croisette to present his new film Top Gun Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 cult film where he reprized his role as aviator Pete Mitchell. The new edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 17 to 28, and the official selection of films in competition will be unveiled on April 14.