Cannes organisers borrow an icon's birthday snap.
SBS Film

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 29 Feb 2012 - 12:00 AM

Cannes Film Festival organisers have released the official poster for this year's 65th anniversary event.

The image is of Marilyn Monroe with a birthday cake, in a photo taken on her own 30th birthday in 1956.

The Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 to 27.