Cannes Film Festival: Mostly female judges

Director Spike Lee will preside over the jury for the next Cannes Film Festival, mostly female (archives).


The title of the “parasite”, singer Mylan Palmer or Franco-Senegal director Mattie Diop: The Cannes festival on Thursday released the set of its jury, mostly female and led by Spike Lee.

The jury, which sees 24 films in the competition, will include five films and four men, including a New York filmmaker, “from five continents and seven national races,” the festival said in a statement.

The jury’s organization is the last big announcement that moviegoers can expect before the festival kicks off on July 6. The film, which will be screened during the last screening, has not yet been released.

During the last edition held on the Crochet before the epidemic, they had to choose the lineage of Bong Jun-ho’s “parasite” who was crowned in 2019.

Tahar Rahim and Melanie Laurent

The title of this global success of South Korea, Chang Kong-ho, who plays the father of the family, is part of this year’s arbitration panel.

He will be rubbing shoulders with another star, and now the internationally acclaimed Frenchman Tahar Rahim has emerged as a prisoner in “A Prophet” by Jacques Audiard. The actor is now embarking on his journey in Hollywood, co-starring with Jodi Foster, a Mauritanian who was recently locked up in Guantanamo, in “Appointed Criminal”.

His partner, actress and director Melanie Laurent, is also a co-director with Cyril Dion (one of the reasons promoted by this year’s festival) for the environmental documentary “Demain”, which is part of it. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post, according to Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”.

Mylan farmer

She is not the only actress on the jury behind the camera: Maggie Gillenhall, the first American to make her debut in “The Dark Knight”, is currently working on her first film.

As for the filmmakers, the jury will include Brazilian Kleber Mentonia Filho (“Bagurao”), who was presented in Cannes in 2019, as well as Austrian Jessica Hausner (“Little Joe”) and Franco-Senegal Mati Diop. Awesome movie logos around the settlement, “Atlantic”, won the Grand Prix.

A star of the French-speaking song concludes this jury: Mylan Farmer. A native of Quebec, the translator of such hits as “Sans Contrefone” or “Descendant”, “inseparable from the world of image and cinema, it has always fascinated her”, especially through her clips, underscores the festival.

Were the levels raised?

These jurors will have to decide among the filmmakers on the official competition, among which many already well-known names, such as Nanny Moretti, “Trey Piani”, Jack Audiard for “The Olympics”, or Abhishek Pang Veerasethukul for his first film outside of Thailand (“Memory”).

The selection includes three French women, Mia Hansen-Love (“Bergman Island”), Julia Ducornov (“Titan”) and Catherine Corsini, Russian grill Cerebrenikov, for “Petro’s Fever” or Iranian Askar Farhadi, for the film “A Hero” in her home country. Filmed.

Infection is required, the festival will be held under severe health conditions, but the measurements should be fully elevated by opening.

International stars filmed in Marseille already plan to walk the red carpet, from Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard (for the opening film Lios Caracos’ “Annette”) to Matt Damon, who appeared in “Stillwater” (out of competition). Starring Phil Murray, Tilda Swindon and Benicio del Toro, the latest Wes Anderson (“The French Dispatch”).

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