Recap of Cannes Film Festival Jury 2016

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on May 11, 2016

Actresses Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis and Valeria Golino will sit on this year’s Cannes jury – making it one of the most feminine in the film festival’s 69-year history.

Valeria Golino

Valeria Golino

The Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi (one of the most powerful women in the country’s film industry) will also sit on the jury supervised by George Miller, the Australian creator of the “Mad Max” films.

George Miller

George Miller

The veteran American actor Donald Sutherland is the leader of the group which will decide who wins the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the world’s most respected film festival.

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

Hollywood star Dunst won the best actress award at Cannes five years ago for her part in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia”.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

French actress and singer Paradis is the former partner of actor Johnny Depp while Italian actor-director Golino is best known for her part in “Rain Man” alongside Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis

The jury also includes the Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and the maker of the French 2008 heart-warmer “A Christmas Tale”, Arnaud Desplechin.

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen

 

Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin

 

Laszlo Nemes

Laszlo Nemes

Woody Allen’s new film “Cafe Society” opened the festival on the French Riviera today, but it is not in competition for the Palme d’Or.