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CANNES WATCH: Rossellini moved by Ingrid Bergman poster

AP10ThingsToSee - Workers hang a banner depicting actress Ingrid Bergman on the Palais during preparations for the 68th international film festival in Cannes, southern France on Monday, May 11, 2015. The festival runs from May 13 to May 24. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

CANNES, France (AP) — Isabella Rossellini says it’s a moving experience to see her late mother all over Cannes.

The actress-director is the daughter of Swedish screen icon Ingrid Bergman, whose face adorns the official poster for the 68th annual festival. A giant version of the image towers over the famous red-carpeted steps of Cannes’ Palais des Festivals.

Rossellini said she feels both honored and touched by the poster, and by a Cannes premiere for a documentary about Bergman, who died in 1982.

“Yesterday, as I was walking up the red carpet with Mama enormous, I got up to (festival director) Thierry Fremaux, I said ‘Thierry, I don’t miss her anymore,'” Rossellini said Thursday. “Thirty years since she died, she’s so present. It’s wonderful.”

–By Jill Lawless, http://Twitter.com/JillLawless

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