Valérie Donzelli to chair an exceptional Critics’ Week jury
by Fabien Lemercier
- The French filmmaker will be flanked by Alice Winocour, David Robert Mitchell, Nadav Lapid and Santiago Mitre on the Critics’ Week jury
In celebration of its "50+5" anniversary, the Grand Prix at the 2016 Critics’ Week, the 55th edition of which will unspool from 12-20 May as part of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, will be handed out by an exceptional jury comprising five remarkable filmmakers who have risen to fame in the Week over the last five years.
The job of chairing the jury will be entrusted to French director Valérie Donzelli, who opened the Week in 2011 with Declaration of War [+see also:
film profile]. She is stepping into the shoes of Lee Chang-dong, Bertrand Bonello, Miguel Gomes, Andrea Arnold and Ronit Elkabetz, all of whom have chaired the jury in the past.
She will be supported by her fellow countrywoman Alice Winocour (who shot to fame in 2011 with Augustine [+see also:
film profile]), US director David Robert Mitchell (in competition in 2014 with It Follows), Israel’s Nadav Lapid (whose The Kindergarten Teacher [+see also:
film profile] got a special screening in 2014) and Argentina’s Santiago Mitre (winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix last year with Paulina [+see also:
The jury will also give out the Revelation Prize for feature debuts and the Discovery Award that will single out a short film in competition in the Critics’ Week.
The 2016 Critics’ Week selection will be unveiled on 18 April.
(Translated from French)