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CANNES 2019 Jury

Eight jurors join jury chair Alejandro González Iñárritu at Cannes

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- The jury includes Elle Fanning, Kelly Reichardt, Alice Rohrwacher, Maimouna N'Diaye, Paweł Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Robin Campillo and Enki Bilal

Eight jurors join jury chair Alejandro González Iñárritu at Cannes
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Elle Fanning, Yorgos Lanthimos, Paweł Pawlikowski, Maimouna N'Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Robin Campillo, Alice Rohrwacher and Enki Bilal (© DR)

The composition of the competition jury for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May 2019), chaired by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (see the news), has now been revealed in its entirety, and it will comprise a total of nine jurors. 

It includes four women, with US actress Elle Fanning (SomewhereThe Neon Demon [+see also:
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), her fellow countrywoman director-screenwriter-editor Kelly Reichardt (who trod the Croisette in 2008 with Wendy and Lucy, in Un Certain Regard, and was in competition at Venice with Meek’s Cutoff in 2010 and with Night Moves in 2013), Italian director-screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher (Grand Prix at Cannes in 2014 with The Wonders [+see also:
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 and Best Screenplay Award last year with Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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) and Burkinabe actress-director Maimouna N'Diaye.

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Also due to be summoned to weigh up the 19 films (for the time being; several new additions are in the pipeline) in the running for the 2019 Palme d’Or (see the article) are four male directors: Poland’s Paweł Pawlikowski (also a screenwriter; Best Director Award at Cannes last year for Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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and nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Director), Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos (also a screenwriter and producer; nominated for the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director this year with The Favourite [+see also:
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, Jury Prize at Cannes in 2015 with The Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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, Best Screenplay Award in 2017 with The Killing of a Sacred Deer [+see also:
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interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
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 and Un Certain Regard Prize in 2009 for Dogtooth [+see also:
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interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
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), France’s Robin Campillo (also a screenwriter and editor – Grand Prix at Cannes in 2017 with BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
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) and his fellow countryman Enki Bilal (born in the former Yugoslavia to a Bosnian father and a Slovakian mother – a famous cult comic-book author who directed three features between 1989 and 2004).

(Translated from French)

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