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MOST OF CANNES JURY REVEALED

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thierry Frémaux, the artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the selection of the jurors in the main competition today (Wednesday), surprising some observers by including a non-filmmaker in the list, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. “We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema,” […]

MIKE LEIGH TO HEAD JURY AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Berlin Film Festival has selected award-winning British director Mike Leigh to head the jury at next year’s annual competition (February 9-17). In a statement, the festival said, “Over the course of his nearly 40-year film career, Mike Leigh has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding film-makers of auteur cinema and protagonists of […]

DE NIRO TO PRESIDE AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert De Niro has been named to serve as president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in May. De Niro, who founded his own film festival in New York — the Tribeca Film Festival — as part of a recovery program for the area attacked by terrorists in 2001, said that it had […]