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April 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Enhancing the cachet of the secondary Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year, festival officials have selected famed Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini, 62, to head the jury assessing the films selected for the peripheral screenings that recognize new talent and innovative and daring filmmaking. Rossellini is the daughter of legendary Italian director Roberto Rossellini and screen icon Ingrid Bergman, to whom the festival is paying tribute this year, the centenary of her birth. (Bergman died in 1982.) In somewhat of a departure from its focus on productions for the screen, the festival also announced that Rossellini will lift the curtain on a stage show dedicated to her mother’s career that will be based on her autobiography and her correspondence with Roberto Rossellini. The Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place from May 13 to 24.

Agence France Presse: Isabella Rossellini to head Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes