Prada Dinner in Cannes: Carne y Arena

Elle Fanning, Gael García Bernal and Miuccia Prada | ©Antony Jones/Getty Images for Prada

The Fondazione Prada dinner took place at the Festival de Cannes to honor Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dazzling installation “Carne y Arena”

Just because Cannes can: At the beginning of the week the Fondazione Prada dinner in honor of “Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)”, the festival’s first-ever virtual-reality installation designed by the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, took place at the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes. The private dinner was hosted by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli with personalities from the world of cinema and culture amongst the guests, such as director Fatih Akin, actresses Jessica Chastain and Uma Thurman, actors Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gael García Bernal, artist Francesco Vezzoli, and top model Anja Rubik.

Made with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and producer Mary Parent, also Fondazione Prada dinner attendees, and financed by Legendary Entertainment and the Fondazione Prada, the truly groundbreaking project “Carne y Arena” is a dazzling virtual-reality installation that allows the visitor to live the life of a refugee crossing the Mexican-American border. Politically urgent and technically accomplished, “Carne y Arena” offers a fresh look at the refugee crisis and is an innovative and broad report of the horrors faced at the Mexican-American border.

After the Festival de Cannes, “Carne y Arena” runs in its extensive full version at Fondazione Prada in Milan from 7 June 2017 to 15 January 2018 (fondazioneprada.org).