Lea Seydouх and Kristen Stewart became the jury in Cannes
This year the jury of the Cannes Film Festival will be led by actress Cate Blanchett. On the eve of the opening of the festival, the organizers announced the full jury. This year the members of the jury observe the maximum diversity – the festival announced the names of 5 women and 4 men of different nationalities.
As part of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, you can see the Chinese actor Chan Cheng, known for the film “The Assassin”, American director Ava Duverney, famous for the works of Salma and Time Fold, French director Robert Gedigyan, who shot “Snow Kilimanjaro”, a Burundian singer and composer Hadzi Nin, French actress and model Lea Seydou, who played in the films Lobster, Life Adele, It’s Just the End of the World, American actress Kristen Stewart (“Personal Buyer”), Canadian film director Denis Villeneuve, who directed “Blade Runner 2049” and Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev, known for his film “dislike”.
The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from 8 to 19 May 2018. The Cannes festival will be opened by the psychological thriller of the Iranian director Asgar Farhadi “Everybody knows” with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in the lead roles.
Farhadi is a regular participant of the Cannes festival: in 2013 he participated in the festival with the painting “The Past”, and in 2016 his “Salesman” received the same prize for the best script and best male role.
This year, the scandalous director Lars von Trier will return to the Cannes Film Festival. Seven years ago, he became a persona non grata at the Cannes Film Festival. One of Cannes’s favorite directors, and Trier nine times was nominated in Cannes and twice took the main prize of the festival – for the paintings “Dancing in the Dark” and “Cutting Waves”, in 2011 he unsuccessfully joked at the Cannes press conference of the film “Melancholy,” saying , That he sympathizes with Hitler and is allegedly a Nazi. For a long seven years, the director was excluded from the lists of those who are happy to see on the main world cinema.
This year, Lars von Trier will return to the Cannes Film Festival with the film “The House That Jack Built.” This in an interview with the French radio told the creative director of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fremo. Also in this conversation, Fremo actually confirmed that the program of the festival will feature a new film by Trier – “The House That Jack Built.” However, while in the official program of the film festival there is no picture of Trier.