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The Jury of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and its President unveiled

The Jury Of The 75th Cannes Film Festival And Its President Unveiled
The Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes © RR

French actor Vincent Lindon will be the President of the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes. Together with eight jury members, the actor who won Best Actor in 2015 will present the Palme d’Or to one of the 21 films in competition on Saturday, May 28, during the closing ceremony, to be broadcast live by France Télévisions and Brut.

Isabelle Huppert was the last French star to be Jury President in 2009. In the history of the Festival, French celebrities have often held this role in an anniversary year, such as Yves Montand in 1987 for the 40th Festival, Gérard Depardieu in 1993 for the 45th Festival, and Isabelle Adjani in 1997 for the 50th.

The Jury

Vincent Lindon – President
Actor
France

Rebecca Hall 
Actress, producer, screenwriter, director
United Kingdom / United States

Deepika Padukone
Actress
India

Noomi Rapace
Actress
Sweden

Jasmine Trinca
Actress, director
Italy

Asghar Farhadi
Director, producer, screenwriter
Iran

 

Ladj Ly
Director, screenwriter, actor, producer
France

Jeff Nichols
Director, screenwriter
United States

Joachim Trier
Director, screenwriter
Norway

We are also announcing that Jasmine Trinca’s first feature film Marcel! will be presented
in Special Screening.

“It is a great honor and source of pride to be entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of all the events we are going through in the world, with the splendid, weighty task of chairing the Jury of the 75th International Cannes Film Festival.

With my Jury, we will strive to take the best possible care of the films of the future, all of which carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty, and freedom, with a mission to move the greatest number of women and men by speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow.”

Vincent Lindon, Jury President

After the coronation of Titane, Palme d’Or 2021, in which he starred with Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon returns to the Croisette, no longer on but facing the screen of the Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. He will have the task of presenting the supreme award to the successor of Julia Ducournau, the second woman director to win the Palme d’Or after Jane Campion in 1993.

The male lead in this sensational film about tattered identities and claimed monstrosity, the actor impacted bodies, hearts, and minds, totally imbued with his role as a wounded fireman, like each of his compositions, whether a business owner (Ma petite Entreprise), a Calais swimming instructor (Welcome), a bricklayer (Mademoiselle Chambon), a Prime Minister (Pater), a humanitarian (Les Chevaliers Blancs), a long-term unemployed man (La Loi du marché), a sculptor (Rodin), a star reporter (L’Apparition) or a union delegate (En guerre). A physical actor, worthy heir to Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura, and Patrick Dewaere, he shares with his elders a magnetic and rough presence, where a rare and always vivid sensitivity emerges. Instinctive and passionate, Vincent Lindon is a powerhouse of tension and emotion. Freed from the shackles of modernity, committed and sometimes rebellious, Vincent Lindon knows no boundaries with his struggling characters and his universal stories. His search for authenticity naturally leads him to take on the political and social ills of our time —injustice, xenophobia, impoverishment— in order to better understand them; and to reflect, by underlining without judgment, the contradictions of a defeated humanity that strives to remain dignified; and by knowing how to sway its own certainties.

A longtime faithful friend of the Festival de Cannes, with 9 feature films presented in Cannes since 1987, culminating in the Best Actor award received from the Coen brothers in 2015 for La Loi du marché, he is also loyal to his directors in his filmography of more than 70 films: Claire Denis and Claude Lelouch on three occasions, Benoît Jacquot, Pierre Jolivet and of course Stéphane Brizé, who directed him in five films.

Titane has allowed Vincent Lindon to collect numerous nominations and recognitions in the United States, including the Los Angeles Critics’ Best Actor Award. Since the 2021 Festival de Cannes, he has presented films in the three other major film festivals in Europe: Venice (Un autre monde by Stéphane Brizé), San Sebastian (Enquête sur un scandale d’État by Thierry de Peretti) and Berlin (Avec amour et acharnement by Claire Denis).

The members of the Jury

Rebecca Hall
Actress, director, screenwriter, producer
United Kingdom / United States

Rebecca Hall is an acclaimed British-American actress, director, writer, and producer. Hall’s directorial debut, Passing, which she also wrote and produced, premiered at the 2021 Sundance Festival. With over thirty films to her credit, Hall’s notable work includes Antonio Campos’ Christine; Woody Allen’s  Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon; Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige; and Tom Vaughan’s  Starter For 10; her feature film debut. Additional film credits include Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston & The Wonder Women; Joel Edgerton’s The Gift; Patrice Leconte’s A Promise; Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite; Ben Affleck’s The Town; and Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give. In television, Hall starred in Mark Romanek’s Tales from the Loop; Susanna White’s Parade’s End, Julian Jarrold’s Red Riding: 1974; and Peter Hall’s The Camomile  Lawn.  On stage, Hall’s credits include Mrs. Warren’s ProfessionAs You Like ItThe Winter’s TaleMachinal, and Animal.

Deepika Padukone
Actress
India

Indian Actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Deepika Padukone, is a huge star in her country. actor, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from India. With over 30 feature films to her credit, she made her English language film debut as the female lead in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring with Vin Diesel. She is also the principal of Ka Productions, the production company behind Chhapaak and ‘83, in which she also starred, as well as the upcoming film The Intern. Credits include Gehraiyaan and Padmaavat, as well as the award-winning and critically acclaimed film Piku. In 2015, she set up The Live Love Laugh Foundation, whose programs and initiatives aim to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness about the importance of mental health. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Noomi Rapace
Actress
Sweden

Noomi Rapace’s breakout role came in 2009 with her fearless portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the best-selling novels Millennium (The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest). Rapace has gone on to make over 20 films and television shows, working for celebrated directors such as Guy Ritchie in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Ridley Scott in Prometheus (2012), and Brian De Palma in Passion (2013). In 2021, she starred in Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson, selected in the Un Certain Regard category. Other recent film projects include Goran Stolevski’s critically acclaimed feature You Won’t Be Alone. Noomi Rapace is currently working on Peter Harness’ new series Constellation for Apple TV+ and will next be seen in the Studiocanal series Django opposite Matthias Schoenaerts.

Jasmine Trinca
Actress, director
Italy

Jasmine Trinca made her debut when chosen by Nanni Moretti to play Irene in The Son’s Room, the Palme d’Or winner in 2001. In 2003, she returned to Cannes with the cast of Marco Tullio Giordana’s The Best of Youth, which went on to win the Un Certain Regard award. Over the following years, she returned to Cannes in Competition with Nanni Moretti’s The Caiman, Bertrand Bonello’s House of Tolerance, Ildikó Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife, in Un Certain Regard with Valeria Golino’s Honey (2013) and Euphoria (2018), and Sergio Castellitto’s Fortunata, which earned her the Jury Award for Best Performance in 2017. Her numerous awards include the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009, two David di Donatello Awards, and five Nastri d’Argento. In 2020, she directed the short film BMM – Being My Mom, followed in 2022 by her feature film debut, Marcel! presented in Special Screening.

Asghar Farhadi
Director, producer, screenwriter
Iran

Asghar Farhadi was born in Iran. He made his directorial debut with Dance in the Dust (2003) and Beautiful City (2004). About Elly (2009) won the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin. His film A Separation (2011) became a sensation. It got critical acclaim inside and outside of Iran; it was awarded many prizes, among them the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, making him the first Iranian filmmaker ever to win an Oscar. Farhadi’s sixth movie, The Past, selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes, brought the Best Actress Prize for Bérénice Bejo (2013). Back in Iran, Farhadi made The Salesman, awarded Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Shahab Hosseini in Cannes (2016). The film also brought the second Oscar for Iran in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Farhadi’s last film, A Hero, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes last year, was awarded Grand Prix.

Ladj Ly
Director, screenwriter, actor, producer
France

Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer Ladj Ly marked cinema with his short film Les Misérables and his documentary À voix haute: La Force de la parole that earned him numerous festival selections, and César award nominations for Best Short Film and Best Documentary in 2018. The following year, he adapted his short film Les Misérables into a feature film, which was selected in Competition at the 2019 Festival de Cannes and won the Jury Prize. A real box-office success, it won the César Award for Best Film, as well as César du Public in 2020. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Ladj Ly is currently working on the script of his second feature and will be back as a screenwriter for Athena, Romain Gavras’ next film for which he also acts as co-producer and as co-writer and co-producer for Kim Chapiron’s Le Jeune Imam. Ly is also the founder of the film school Kourtrajmé (Montfermeil, Marseille, Dakar, Madrid).

Jeff Nichols
Director, screenwriter
United States

American film director and writer, Jeff Nichols, started his career with Shotgun Stories, a southern revenge drama that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007. His second feature, Take Shelter, was a psychological thriller that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won the grand prize at the International Critics’ Week. Nichols got back to work quickly by writing and directing Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, which was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2012. In 2016, he presented Midnight Special at the Berlin International Film Festival. The same year, he directed the biographical romantic drama Loving, also presented in Competition in Cannes in 2016. The film earned Joel Edgerton a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and Ruth Negga a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Joachim Trier
Director, screenwriter
Norway

Norwegian director and screenwriter Joachim Trier had gained international praise and numerous awards, ever since his first feature films. Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011) which premiered at the Festival de Cannes in Un Certain Regard, Louder Than Bombs (2015), selected in Competition, Thelma (2017), and The Worst Person in the World (2021), all co-written with Eskil Vogt, have been invited to and won awards at film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Gothenburg, Milan, and Istanbul. His latest feature, The Worst Person in The World, premiered in Competition at the 2021 Festival de Cannes, where lead actress Renate Reinsve brought home the Award for Best Actress. The film was later nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature), as well as BAFTA for Best Actress and Best International Feature.

Vincent Lindon © Stéphane Lavoué
Jasmine Trinca © Andrea Gandini
Joachim Trier © Kasper Tuxen
Noomi Rapace © Saerun Noren
Jeff Nichols © Ben Rothstein / Focus Features
Asghar Farhadi © Duchili
Rebecca Hall © Daemian and Christine
Ladj Ly © Loic Venance / AFP
Deepika Padukone © House of Pixel
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The Official Selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival unveiled!

Announcement of the Official Selection 2024 © Mathilde Petit / FDC
Announcement of the Official Selection 2024 © Mathilde Petit / FDC

The Official Selection for the 77th Festival de Cannes was unveiled on 11 April at 11a.m., during the annual meeting with the French and international press, in the presence of Iris Knobloch, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate.

Discover the list of feature films selected in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings.

IN COMPETITION

Film d’ouverture

LE DEUXIÈME ACTE by Quentin DUPIEUX – Out of Competition
(THE SECOND ACT)

THE APPRENTICE by Ali ABBASI

MOTEL DESTINO by Karim AÏNOUZ

BIRD by Andrea ARNOLD

EMILIA PEREZ by Jacques AUDIARD

ANORA by Sean BAKER

MEGALOPOLIS by Francis Ford COPPOLA

THE SHROUDS by David CRONENBERG

THE SUBSTANCE by Coralie FARGEAT

GRAND TOUR by Miguel GOMES

MARCELLO MIO by Christophe HONORÉ

FENG LIU YI DAI by JIA Zhang-Ke
(CAUGHT BY THE TIDES)

ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal KAPADIA

KINDS OF KINDNESS by Yórgos LÁNTHIMOS

L’AMOUR OUF by Gilles LELLOUCHE

DIAMANT BRUT by Agathe RIEDINGER |  1er film
(WILD DIAMOND)

OH CANADA by Paul SCHRADER

LIMONOV – THE BALLAD by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV

PARTHENOPE by Paolo SORRENTINO

PIGEN MED NÅLEN by Magnus VON HORN
(THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

NORAH  by Tawfik ALZAIDI

THE SHAMELESS  by Konstantin BOJANOV

LE ROYAUME by Julien COLONNA | 1st film

VINGT DIEUX ! by Louise COURVOISIER | 1st film

LE PROCÈS DU CHIEN by Laetitia DOSCH | 1st film
(WHO LET THE DOG BITE?)

GOU ZHEN by GUAN Hu
(BLACK DOG)

THE VILLAGE NEXT TO PARADISE by Mo HARAWE | 1st film

SEPTEMBER SAYS by Ariane LABED | 1st film

L’HISTOIRE DE SOULEYMANE by Boris LOJKINE

THE DAMNED by Roberto MINERVINI

ON BECOMING A GUINEA FOWL by Rungano NYONI

BOKU NO OHISAMA by Hiroshi OKUYAMA
(MY SUNSHINE)

SANTOSH by Sandhya SURI

VIET AND NAM by TRUONG Minh Quý

ARMAND by Halfdan ULLMANN TØNDEL | 1st film

OUT OF COMPETITION

SHE’S GOT NO NAME by CHAN Peter Ho-Sun

HORIZON, AN AMERICAN SAGA by Kevin COSTNER

RUMOURS by Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON, Guy MADDIN

FURIOSA : A MAD MAX SAGA by George MILLER

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIOR WALLED IN by Soi CHEANG

THE SURFER by Lorcan FINNEGAN

LES FEMMES AU BALCON by Noémie MERLANT
(THE BALCONETTES)

I, THE EXECUTIONER by RYOO Seung Wan

CANNES PREMIÈRE

EVERYBODY LOVES TOUDA by Nabil AYOUCH

C’EST PAS MOI by Leos CARAX                                                                 

EN FANFARE by Emmanuel COURCOL
(THE MATCHING BANG)

MISÉRICORDE by Alain GUIRAUDIE

LE ROMAN DE JIM by Arnaud LARRIEU and Jean-Marie LARRIEU

RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC POL POT by Rithy PANH

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

LE FIL by Daniel AUTEUIL

ERNEST COLE, LOST AND FOUND by Raoul PECK

THE INVASION  by Sergei LOZNITSA

APPRENDRE by Claire SIMON

LA BELLE DE GAZA by Yolande ZAUBERMAN

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77th edition, the Cannes film festival launches its Immersive Competition

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© FDC

Because there are now original works that are pushing the boundaries of storytelling, the Cannes film festival  will introduce a new competition, the “Immersive Competition” for its 77th edition.

 

In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu made history at the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival with his groundbreaking virtual reality piece, Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) marking the first immersive work ever presented as an official selection at a major film festival. Recognized for his pioneering vision, Iñárritu received a special Academy Award for the project and continues to be a prominent figure at the Cannes film festival (even serving as President of the Jury in 2019).

Seven years since its first immersive selection and in line with the Marché du Film’s commitment to exploring new technologies and art forms through its innovative-focused programs, the Cannes film festival is thrilled to announce the creation of the new Immersive Competition for its upcoming 77th edition. The competition aims to spotlight the next generation of international artists who are redefining storytelling and inventing new narrative-driven experiences that move beyond the traditional two-dimensional cinema screen.

With the support of the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the moving image), the competition will feature immersive, collective and interactive works that utilize virtual reality, augmented reality and other cutting-edge technologies to transcend conventional storytelling and transport audiences to other worlds, narratives and eras.

For its inaugural edition, a committee of industry experts and Cannes film festival representatives, under the supervision of the General Delegate of the Cannes film festival, will select eight immersive works in competition. Additionally, a curated selection of non-competitive works, illustrating the synergy between immersive experiences and cinema, will complement the program.

The selected works will be accessible to Cannes film festival and Marché du Film attendees throughout the Festival, from May 15 to 24. The works will be displayed in a 1300m2 exhibition space at the Cannes Cineum – the cinema complex of Cannes La Bocca – and the Georges Méliès Campus, a university institution dedicated to creative writing and film.

The in-competition works will compete for the Best Immersive Work prize. An international jury composed of notable figures from cinema and immersive art will present the award at a special closing ceremony, celebrating the creativity and innovation of immersive artists.

Alongside the Immersive Competition, the Marché du Film will continue to explore the commercial and technical aspects of the immersive sector through a lineup of conferences, expert panels, demonstrations and professional networking events.

In what promises to be already a significant year, the City of Cannes is also set to announce the launch of Cannes Immersive, patronised by artist Jean-Michel Jarre and supported by the CNC. This new program aims to position Cannes as a global hub for immersive creations and the emerging artistic domain of artificial intelligence (AI). Cannes Immersive will unfold through the launch of innovative events, strategically designed to elevate Cannes’ status as a premier destination for immersive cultural experiences, which will be seamlessly integrated into both existing and future Cannes events. Furthermore, it will establish a permanent immersive venue in Cannes, serving as a showcase for the most exceptional immersive creations, whether assisted or generated by AI.

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George Lucas, Honorary Palme d’or of the 77th Cannes Film Festival

George Lucas © JAKS Productions. All rights reserved
George Lucas © JAKS Productions. All rights reserved

A Hollywood legend, the director, screenwriter and producer George Lucas will receive the Honorary Palme d’or on Saturday, May 25, at the Closing Ceremony of the 77th Cannes film festival, to be broadcast live on French TV channel France 2.

 

At the mere mention of his name, a whole section of the Seventh Art lights up, and you can hear a few unforgettable music notes (by John Williams!). Inseparable from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas, George Lucas has forever given the blockbusters an illustrious history, and audiences the world over unrivalled pleasure.

“The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart. I was surprised and elated when my first film, THX-1138, was selected to be shown in a new program for first time directors called the Directors’ Fortnight. Since then, I have returned to the festival on many occasions in a variety of capacities as a writer, director and producer. I am truly honored by this special recognition which means a great deal to me.”

George Lucas’ debut in the film industry was marked by his close collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, who helped him produce THX 1138 (1971), adapted from one of his experimental short films made at the University of Southern California. From his very first feature, George Lucas staged the themes that are dear to him: science fiction to denounce a society of surveillance, using love to fight fate and conformity, and reversing moral values to challenge the role of good and evil.

With American Graffiti, an ode to American youth, George Lucas revealed Harrison Ford and directed his first major success which enabled him to embark on his ambitious saga.

A visionary intergalactic odyssey that reinvented the codes of cinematic genres as part of the New Hollywood movement, Star Wars is nothing short of mythology, a study that has fascinated George Lucas since his university days, in the construction of characters and plots and the breadth of its cultural reach. Like Tolkien in literature, he imagined a universe, with its geography, populations, languages, moral values and even its vehicles. This exceptional ambition, which initially frightened 20th Century Fox’s producers and led to a grueling post-production period, was nonetheless the recipe for unprecedented success: the film captivated the American crowds and became a worldwide socio-cultural phenomenon, which continues to this day.

In the space of 40 years, George Lucas built a Hollywood empire through the nine episodes of the saga — four of which he directed himself. With his company Lucasfilm and its many subsidiaries, acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2012, George Lucas touched on everything. His unflagging passion for technology made him one of the pioneers of the visual effects industry: he founded Industrial Light & Magic and helped develop many new visual technologies, including the computer-assisted camera. In sound, he contributed to the evolution of stereo through his company THX. He also founded the famous animation studio Pixar. Moreover, George Lucas is an outstanding producer: in addition to the three Star Wars trilogies, he is associated with the development of mythical films by other directors, from Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha to the Indiana Jones saga, which he created.

The Honorary Palme d’or will be presented to him on stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday May 25, 2024.

The Festival de Cannes is delighted to pay tribute to one of the greatest figures of contemporary cinema, a man with an extraordinary career, who brings together great entertainment and innovation, mythology and modernity and cinephilia and technology.

The Closing Ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes will be broadcast live on France Télévisions and Brut. on Saturday, May 25. Camille Cottin will serve as Master of Ceremony.

The 77th Festival de Cannes will take place from Tuesday May 14 to Saturday May 25, 2024.

The Official Selection will be unveiled on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

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