Cannes appoints French actor Vincent Lindon as head of jury, Rebecca Hall and Noomi Rapace also on board


Cannes announced its jury for the 75th annual festival next month, naming French actor Vincent Lindon as jury president for this year’s competition that will award the Palme d’Or, as well as stars Rebecca Hall and Noomi Rapace to the jury.

Among the eight jury members for this year’s main Cannes competition, Lindon, Hall and Rapace will also be joined by “A Hero” director Asghar Farhadi, “Midnight Special” director Jeff Nichols, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, “Les Miserables” actor and director Ladj Ly and “The worst person in the world” director Joachim Trier.

Cannes also announced that Trinca’s debut film “Marcell” will also be shown in a special screening at the festival.

Lindon won Best Actor at Cannes in 2015, and he is the first French actor to lead the jury since Isabelle Huppert served as jury president in 2009. The jury for his competition will award the Palme d’Or and d other top prizes at the awards ceremony in Cannes on May 28. Lindon also appeared in “Titanium” last year, which won the Palme from the jury led by Spike Lee.

“It is a great honor and a source of pride to be entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of all the events that we are going through in the world, with the splendid and heavy task of presiding over the Jury of the 75th Cannes International Film Festival. ,” Lindon said in a statement. “With my Jury, we will do our best to take care of the films of the future, which all carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom, with the mission of moving the greatest number of women and men in speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow.


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