Cannes: a jury of filmmakers and regulars of La Croisette


Many filmmakers, frequenters of the Croisette: the eight men and women who will decide the next Palme d'Or.

– President of the jury: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Mexico)

The director of the five Oscars succeeds the Australian Cate Blanchett, starring in his film "Babel," the 2006 director award at Cannes. In the head of six films, Iñarritu, 55, has received four statues including best director of "Birdman" in 2015, and "The Revenant" in 2016 with Leonardo DiCaprio.

From "Amores Perros" to "21 grams", his first American film, "Babel", where four stories are recorded on three continents, or "Biutiful" with Javier Bardem, Inarritu portrays dark universes where the destinations intersect.

– Elle Fanning (United States)

At age 21, the actress is the youngest member of the jury, but has a long career behind her. Dakota Fanning's sister, also an actress, debuted on the camera at the age of two, before appearing alongside Brad Pitt in "Babel" (again) and David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Her sincere loyalty catches the attention of Sofia Coppola, who makes her turn in "Somewhere" in 2010 and "The Presy," the Cannes premiere at Cannes in 2017, but also the Danish Nicolas Winding Refn. In the sulphurous "The Neon Demon" (in Cannes in 2016), she is an apprentice model that arouses envy.

– Kelly Reichardt (United States)

Kelly Reichardt, a 55-year-old filmmaker and indie director, has been exploring her rhythm for almost thirty years, with films anchored in her heart, Oregon (western United States).

Recognized with "Night Moves" (2013) about green activists and "Some Women" (2016), with her favorite actress Michelle Williams, the filmmaker, also writer and screenwriter of her films, began her career in the 90s alongside filmmakers such as Todd Haynes.

Her film "Wendy and Lucy" was presented at Cannes on Un Certain Regard in 2008.

– Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)

Jury Prize at Cannes in 2015 for "The Lobster," the 2017 award for "Killing the sacred deer," Yorgos Lanthimos, 45, is a darling of the festival, internationally recognized since his second film "Canine."

Adept in disturbing dramas and observer of power relations, the Greek director moved to London in 2011 and today films films in English with international stars like Rachel Weisz or Nicole Kidman.

Her most recent film, "The Favorite," received ten Oscar nominations and won Best Actress for Olivia Colman.

– Robin Campillo (France)

Two years ago, the jury presided over by Pedro Almodóvar gave him the Grand Prize for "120 beats per minute", a great fresco in the years of AIDS in France. This year, it is up to him to judge the last film of the Spanish master, "Pain and glory".

Long time in the shadow of filmmaker Laurent Cantet ("Between the Walls", Palme d'Or 2008) that he is the editor, Robin Campillo, 56, started the final achievement with "The Ghosts" in 2004 (adapted below) , in series), then almost ten years later with "Eastern Boys".

The success will come with "120 beats per minute", acclaimed in Cannes, before going around the world.

– Alice Rohrwacher (Italy)

Three fiction films for his credit and so many appearances at the Cannes Film Festival: the director's 37-year career merges with the Croisette.

It is through the documentary that the young woman begins in 2005, before embarking on fiction in 2011 with the "Corpo Celeste", presented in the Directors' Fortnight, about the religious crisis of a teenager. She returns to Cannes in 2014, this time competing with "Les Merveilles," a chronicle of a family of Italian beekeepers whose lives are turned upside down by a reality show. The movie is coming out with the Grand Prix.

Last year, it was "Happy as Lazzaro", who came out with the Cannes script award, tied with the Iranian Jafar Panahi ("Three Faces").

– Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)

Awarded in 2018 for "Cold War," a love story in Communist Poland in the 1950s and 60s inspired by the lives of his parents, Pawel Pawlikowski, 61, worked long in Britain before to know recognition with rooted histories in his home country, where he now lives.

"Ida," the story of a young woman who discovers she is Jewish as she prepares to enter a convent in communist Poland, earned her the Oscar for best foreign film in 2015.

– Maimouna No. Diaye (Burkina Faso)

Actress and director Maimouna Nye Diaye, born in 1965, played in Otar Iereliani's The Hunt for Butterflies and lent her voice to Kirikou's mother in Michel Ocelot's classic "Kirikou and the witch."

She grew up in Guinea-Conakry before studying in France. Known for the first time in the theater, she was part of the "Ymako Teatri" troupe in Cote d'Ivoire, then filmed in Senegalese, Guinean and Burkinabé films.

Her role in Sékou Traoré's Léo eil du cyclone (2014) earned her the Best Female Performance award at Fespaco.

– Enki Bilal (France)

Cartoonist and comic book writer Enki Bilal, 67, is the author of about thirty albums in which he likes to portray apocalyptic universes. Grand Prix of the Festival of Angoulême 1987, directed three feature films, including "Bunker Palace Hotel" (1989).

Born in Tito's Yugoslavia in 1951, he entered France and studied at the Beaux-Arts. He is the author of the tetralogy "Monster" (on the dismemberment of Yugoslavia and religious obscurantism).

He has just published the second volume of "Bug", a story of anticipation showing the planet plunged into chaos after the disappearance of all digital data.


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