SS: the cannes festival will start four days before the the upcoming seven sisters solar eclipse on 20 may 2012 .. this will begin a once in a lifetime eclipse event that can be seen from the western united states .. i say it is once in a lifetime since it starts the june 2012 venus eclipse which only happens once every 100 years .

Workers set up a giant canvas of the official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

The official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Workers set up a giant canvas of the official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

A worker sets up a giant canvas of the official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

A worker sets up a giant canvas of the official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)