Bertrand Bonello to chair the shorts and Cinéfondation jury at Cannes
by Fabien Lemercier
- The French filmmaker will judge the films duking it out in the Cinéfondation Selection and the short-film competition on the Croisette in May
The movies by film schools in the Cinéfondation Selection and the short films in competition at the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May) will be judged by a jury set to be chaired by French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello, who is thus stepping into the shoes of previous chairs Cristian Mungiu, Naomi Kawase, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami, Jane Campion, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Martin Scorsese.
As a reminder, the director is a familiar face on the Croisette, where he presented his second feature, The Pornographer, in the Critics’ Week in 2001, before being selected three times in competition, with Tiresia (in 2003), House of Tolerance [+see also:
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile] (in 2011) and Saint Laurent [+see also:
Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
film profile] (in 2014), besides making a detour to the Directors’ Fortnight in 2008 with On War [+see also:
(Translated from French)
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